Two dead in Aiken shootings

AIKEN — An Aiken man who police say killed his former wife Thursday morning died after gunfire was exchanged between the suspect and responding officers.

At 10:17 a.m., Aiken Department of Public Safety officers and Aiken County Sheriff’s deputies responded to gunfire in the 200 block of Cherry Hills Drive.

When authorities entered the home, Craig Jarvis, 64, fired his weapon. Aiken Department of Public Safety officers returned fire on Jarvis, who was wounded several times. He was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital where he died at 1:07 p.m., Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.

Jarvis’ ex-wife, Lynn Carlisle, 68, was found dead at her residence.

No officers were injured, according to a news release.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating the officer-involved shooting. Aiken Public Safety Capt. David Turno said four officers will be removed from active duty during the investigation. The officers’ names will be released at a news conference scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today at the Aiken Public Safety headquarters, 251 Laurens Street NW.

Carlton said the couple had “ongoing domestic issues.”

An autopsy is scheduled for today.

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