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Crime Report

Posted: March 25, 2014 - 2:00pm

Man charged in Aiken slaying

A North Augusta man is facing murder charges after a shooting early Sunday.

Aiken Department of Public Safety investigators have charged Jerome Sullivan, 31, in the death of Tamar Stewart, 30.

According to a statement, police responded to a shooting call at 125 Bennington Lane at 1:22 a.m. and found the victim inside with a fatal gunshot wound.

Sullivan was found a few minutes later and was stopped in his vehicle by patrol officers.

Stewart was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Tim Carlton.

The shooting appears to be the result of a domestic dispute, Carlton said, and the circumstances were being investigated by the Aiken Department of Public Safety, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Crime Scene Unit and the Aiken County Coroner’s Office.

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