UPDATE: Victim named in Aiken County shooting
UPDATE: The victim has been identified by the Aiken County Coroner as Arthur C. Page, II of Aiken.
(GRANITEVILLE, SC) - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has been asked to investigate an officer-involved shooting that happened early Saturday in Graniteville. According to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, a deputy tried to pull over the driver on a motorcycle along East Pine Log Road near Trail Wood Avenue around 12:43am. Investigators say the driver did not stop but instead accelerated away from the deputy. A pursuit followed down Whiskey Road in the direction of New Ellenton.
In a release, investigators add the chase continued toward Beech Island on US Highway 278, to Bobby Jones Expressway and Interstate 20 eastbound. When the driver slowed and pulled over, investigators say shots were fired in a "confrontation with the rider" and despite aid rendered by deputies, when Aiken County EMS arrived, the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported and SLED will handle the investigation.
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