The shooting victim has been identified as Paul Joseph Lirley of Aiken, S.C. Mr. Lirley’s death is being considered a homicide investigation, and is being investigated as such by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Coroner Tim Carlton, the shooting appears to be a drug deal gone bad.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office: (800)-922-9709. Individuals also should call Crime Stoppers of the Midlands: (888) CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of between $50 and $1000.