Aiken man, 24, shot dead Monday morning, second wounded

AIKEN — A 24-year-old Beaufort, S.C., man was shot and killed at an Aiken apartment complex Monday morning.


Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton identified the man as William Holmes Jr.

Aiken Public Safety officers responded to Churchill Commons Apartments, 2600 block of Roses Run at 2:12 a.m. and found Holmes’ body.

Another wounded man, Ollie Winglass, 23, of Georgetown, was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital’s trauma unit. Police said his wounds were not life-threatening.

Investigators interviewed witnesses at the apartment complex. The scene is being investigated by ADPS, with assistance from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Aiken County Solicitor’s Office.

Anyone with information related to this crime is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (888) 274-6372.

Callers could receive a cash reward between $50-$1,000.