Aiken County investigating death of man found alongside road

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspicious death of a man with an apparent gunshot wound found lying by the side of a road in Beech Island this morning.

A bicyclist found a black man with a gunshot wound lying on a pile of brush by the side of the 200 block of Avalon Lane and called 911. Deputies responded at 7:19 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office. The Aiken County Coroner and North Augusta Public Safety are also investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (803) 648-6811 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Reach Tom Corwin at (706) 823-3213 or tom.corwin@augustachronicle.com

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