Two now sought in fatal Aiken shooting

Thursday, Aug 13, 2009 9:37 AM
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AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is now looking for a second suspect in connection with a fatal shooting Wednesday night

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Maurice Council is sought in a fatal shooting Wednesday night in Aiken County.  Aiken Sheriff's Office
Aiken Sheriff's Office
Maurice Council is sought in a fatal shooting Wednesday night in Aiken County.

According to news releases, 17-year-old Akia Jordan, of 8 Ridgecrest Road, is wanted on charges of murder and assault and battery with intent to kill and two charges of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Police are also searching for 18-year old Maurice Lamont Council, of 96 Carriage Hills Place, Aiken, in connection with the fatal shooting. Both suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.

The shooting was discovered when deputies responded to a residence on T and S Drive Wednesday night and found one adult and one juvenile suffering gunshot wounds, according to a news release.

Sammie Smith, 33, Wadley Drive, Aiken, was shot multiple times and transported to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition at the time of a news release earlier this morning.

The juvenile victim was transported to Aiken Regional Hospital where he was pronounced deceased, the Sheriff's Office said today.

This afternoon, the Aiken coroner identified the dead teen as James Collins, 16, of Aiken.

Coroner Tim Carlton said the victim was apparently involved in a verbal altercation that led to his fatal injuries.

An autopsy today at the crime lab in Newberry revealed that he bled to death, and the case is to be ruled a homicide.

Anyone with information on either suspect can contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (800) 922-9709 or Crimestoppers of the Midlands at (888) 559-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of between $50 and $1000.

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lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 08/13/09 - 09:59 am
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to any police officer or

to any police officer or armed law abiding citizen...may your aim be true, keep your haed down and your powder dry-shoot first and ask questions later, that way we taxpaying citizens will not have to feed, clothes and give him a place to sleep for the next few years

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curly123053 08/13/09 - 10:07 am
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Not surprised by this

Not surprised by this activity in this neighborhood. This has always been a rough neighborhood when I worked EMS there. This is where you do not want to be if you have no business there.

Boston93
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Boston93 08/13/09 - 10:34 am
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Right on jisomir......

Right on jisomir......

zigzag
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zigzag 08/13/09 - 10:35 am
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Drugs kill

Drugs kill

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 08/13/09 - 04:51 pm
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2 bullets and 2 cremations

2 bullets and 2 cremations and burial in a pauper's grave is a lot cheeper than 3 hots and a cot

The Ode
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The Ode 08/13/09 - 04:57 pm
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Black crime in Aiken is out

Black crime in Aiken is out of control.

charliemanson
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charliemanson 08/13/09 - 05:08 pm
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Ode: It is crimes of

Ode: It is crimes of opportunity among the poor that are out of control.

sassygirl12
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sassygirl12 08/13/09 - 05:17 pm
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now how did i know that they

now how did i know that they would be black.my o my...instead of being out there comitting crimes they need to be in school or college. making an honest living like all us white people do..well about 99.9% of us

charliemanson
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charliemanson 08/13/09 - 05:41 pm
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Sassygirl12: If 90 percent of

Sassygirl12: If 90 percent of the wealth in America is owned by 10 percent of the people, this leaves only 10 percent for the rest of us. So, according to your figures 99.9 percent of the white people are making an honest living, then maybe this explains why there is a crime wave among minorities and why so many minorities look at the future with such hopelessness.

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 08/13/09 - 06:25 pm
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pictures of the 2

pictures of the 2 perp's...but they haven't been caught yet..seems to me they have been there before

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corgimom 08/13/09 - 08:18 pm
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No matter what the

No matter what the circumstances, it always makes me sad to see a 17 year old kid ruin his life over nothing. His life is over, he just doesn't know it yet.

esmc68
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esmc68 08/13/09 - 08:50 pm
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corgimom the 16 year old he

corgimom the 16 year old he shot and killed life is over. That makes me sad.

jack
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jack 08/13/09 - 09:05 pm
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I was poor when I was a teen

I was poor when I was a teen and never thought about killing anyone. Two more thugs to prison as soon as caught (or shot (preferably the latter).

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mad_max 08/13/09 - 10:24 pm
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No charliemanson....you got

No charliemanson....you got that wrong. 90% of the wealth is NOT owned by 10% of the people. 90% of the TAXES are PAID by 10% of the people. Big difference. And most minorities are NOT looking at the future with hoplessness. I've worked and lived with too many that were making more money than me to beieve that minorities are looking to the future with hopeless ness. BUT, the ones that refuse to educate themselves, leach off of others, steal and thug, and who's aspiration in life is to be either a gang banging gansta, rap rat, or BB player....well I guess they are entitled to be to be hopeless because they ARE. We might as well kill them when they are young before they take the opportunity to kill us. Nobody will care. Their parents don't care and their community don't care so nobody will miss them.

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