UPDATE: 17-year-old suspect arrested in Laurens St. murder

One person shot on Laurens St. in Aiken

AIKEN, SC (WFXG) - The second suspect wanted in connection to a murder on Laurens St. NW in Aiken has been arrested.

According to ADPS, the shooting happened on Aug. 6 at around 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Laurens St. NW and Columbia Ave. NW. Capt. Martin Sawyer says when deputies arrived, they found a man, later identified as 42-year-old Larry Swearingen, lying on the side of the road with a gunshot wound. He died several days later.

Investigators arrested and charged a 14-year-old juvenile with accessory after the fact of a felony in connection to this shooting. The juvenile is being held at DJJ in Columbia.

Investigators also identified 17-year-old Dae’Kwon Simmons as the suspect connected to this murder. He surrendered himself to ADPS Monday, Aug. 12 and faces 1 count of murder and 2 counts of attempted murder.

Dae’Kwon Simmons, of Aiken (Aiken County Sheriff's Office)
Dae’Kwon Simmons, of Aiken (Aiken County Sheriff's Office)

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