Aiken police arrest third man in Saturday fatal shooting

Larry Lenard Thomas

Aiken police have made a third arrest in connection with the killing of Makenzie Loron Williamson at Paces Run Apartments on Saturday.


According to Lt. Karl Odenthal of the Aiken Department of Public Safety, Larry Lenard Thomas has been charged with accessory after the fact (murder) for his role in the death of Williamson. Thomas is currently being held in the Aiken County Detention Center.

Kartel D’Marco Smith, 19, and a 15-year-old male were arrested earlier this week and charged with murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and armed robbery, according to a Monday news release from 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.

More arrests are likely, according to the release. Anyone with additional information can 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.