GRANITEVILLE, SC (WFXG) - UPDATE: Jalen Devaughn Simpkins turned himself in at the Aiken County Detention Center Wednesday, Apr. 4. He is set to appear before a magistrate at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting in Graniteville.
Just before noon Sunday, Mar. 25, deputies were called out to a home at the intersection of Highland Drive and Jefferson Davis Hwy in the Horse Creek subdivision. When deputies arrived, they found two victims: a man and woman. The woman, twenty-three-year-old Laketia Boyd, was found in a vehicle on the embankment of Jefferson Davis Hwy. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The male victim was taken to a local hospital.
Investigators have identified the suspect as twenty-five-year-old Jalen Devaughn Simpkins. He's described as a black man, 5-feet-9-inches tall and around 160 lbs. He's believed to be in a silver found-door Hyundai Sonata. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Sheriff Michael Hunt says, "It is very sad that someone so young has lost their life to a senseless act of violence. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Boyd's family. Every effort will be made to locate and bring Mr. Simpkins to justice."