Victim in Cherokee Dr. shooting dies, suspects still on the run

Manhunt underway for 2 robbery suspects in Aiken

AIKEN, SC (WFXG) - The search is on for 2 suspects involved in a home invasion in Aiken.

The Aiken Department of Public Safety says they received a call for an armed robbery at a home on the 200 block of Cherokee St. at 4:50 p.m. Thursday afternoon. According to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton, the suspects knocked on the door. The victim, now identified as 27-year-old Carl Boyd, opened his door and was shot. Boyd was taken to Aiken Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The suspects are believed to still be in the area and are considered armed and dangerous. Police set up a perimeter from Park Ave. to Audobon Dr. and from Two Notch Rd to Banksmill Rd., calling in the Aiken Bloodhound Team for support. The suspects were last seen wearing all back clothing and ski masks.

LAW ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY: There is currently a heavy law enforcement presence from Park Ave to Audubon Drive and Two Notch Road to Banksmill Road. Officers are conducting a search for two suspects involved in a home invasion on the 200 block southwest of Cherokee Street off of South Boundary Avenue. Suspects were dressed in all black wearing ski masks at the time of the home invasion. Please avoid the area if possible and report any suspicious activity to Aiken Public Safety.

Posted by City of Aiken, South Carolina Government Department of Public Safety on Thursday, December 20, 2018

While officers were searching for the suspects, a man by the name of Andrew Harrison was arrested for a hold from the U.S. Marshal Service. His possible involvement in the burglary and homicide is still under investigation.

Andrew Harrison
Andrew Harrison (Source: Aiken County Detention Center)

Public Safety believes the shooting was not random and believe Boyd was targeted.

If you see any suspicious activity, please call Aiken Department of Public Safety at 803-642-7620 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372). Callers may remain anonymous and may receive a cash reward up to $1000.

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