Aiken County Sheriff's Office

Valley Drive Death Investigation

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Aiken, SC (24 April 2019, 9:00 am) – Early this morning around 1:20 am, Deputies responded to 170 Valley Drive for a shooting incident.  When the responding deputies arrived, they found a male victim lying in the driveway with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.  The victim was pronounced deceased by Aiken County EMS. A witness on scene told deputies that she and the victim drove to the home on Valley Drive.  It was reported that the suspect, identified as Arnold Patrick Reeves (50 yoa), shot the victim with a shotgun.  The suspect, at gunpoint, attempted to get the companion of the victim to drive him away at which time a struggle over the weapon occurred.  The female victim was struck in the hand by gunfire.  Reeves fled the area on foot.  Investigators, Aiken Bloodhound Tracking Team, and the Aiken County Coroners responded to the scene.  Reeves was not located during a search of the area.   Reeves should be considered as armed and dangerous.  He is described as a Caucasian male, 5’11” tall, approximately 205 lbs and wearing all black at the time of the shooting.  Investigators are obtaining warrants for Murder, Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery, and Possession of Weapon during Violent Crime.


If anyone has any information on this case or the whereabouts of Reeves, we ask them to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811. You can provide information anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers.  Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.


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