Suspect named in Aiken County slaying

Christopher Nathaniel Parker

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect in the weekend slaying of an Aiken teen.

Christopher Nathaniel Parker, 24, of the 100 block of Million Avenue, New Ellenton, is being sought in the killing of 18-year-old Huran Akil Dix.

The victim was found Saturday evening buried in a wooded area off Dry Branch Road. Authorities said he had been shot once in the back.

Investigators believe the suspect shot Dix over an income tax check, according to a news release.

Parker has a criminal history that includes kidnapping, several counts of unlawful possession of a weapon and other charges.

Anyone with information is asked to notify the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (800) 922-9709.

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