Services today for slain Aiken policeman

AIKEN — Mourners are expected to turn out today at the memorial service for an Aiken police officer shot and killed during a traffic stop.

The funeral for Officer Scotty Richardson is scheduled to be held at noon today at the University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center.

Burial will follow in Aiken’s Bethany Cemetery.

Richardson died Wednesday after being shot in the head during a traffic stop at an apartment complex. Another officer was shot and injured.

Police have charged 19-year-old Stephon Carter with murder and attempted murder in the incident. Carter is currently recovering from a gunshot wound at a hospital.



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