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.