2 charged with murder in Aiken case

The Aiken Department of Public Safety has arrested two people in connection with the killing of Makenzie Loron Williamson at Pace’s Run Apartments on Saturday.

Kartel D’Marco Smith, 19, and a 15-year-old male have been charged with murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and armed robbery, according to a news release from Lt. Karl Odenthal.

Smith is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center, and the juvenile is at the Department of Juvenile Justice, according to the release.

Williamson, 35, of Ward, S.C., was shot Saturday night. He was pronounced dead at AU Medical Center at 11:57 that night.

The investigation is not complete, and more arrests are likely, according to the release. Investigators ask anyone with additional information to contact Detective Jason Griffin at (803) 642-7678 or Crimestoppers of the Midlands at (888) 274-6372). Callers to Crimestoppers will remain anonymous and could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

 

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