Aiken man shot dead during domestic dispute

Aiken man shot dead during domestic dispute

A man charged with murder after a Sunday morning shooting in Aiken is facing additional charges, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

ADPS said Jerome Sullivan was charged Monday with burglary in the first degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a firearm with an alliterated serial number.

Sullivan was initially charged with murder after 30-year-old Tamar Stewart was found suffering from a gunshot wound at 125 Bennington Lane. Stewart died on the scene and Sullivan was found minutes later.

"He was stopped on Pine Log Road and taken into custody," Detective Jeremy Hembree said.

Detective Hembree said the burglary charges came after questions arose about who lived in the house and who didn't.

"We have a victim related to the murder and we're trying to figure out the burglary charge; who has permission to be there and who doesn't."

The Aiken County Coroner ruled the incident a domestic dispute, but ADPS is still investigating, and said the public can help.

Detective Hembree said, "If anybody knows anything about the suspect of the victim, such as the relationship they had before the incident, anything, we would love to hear from you."

To contact ADPS, call 803-642-7620.

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