Aiken Shootout with Police

SWAT Team Found Suspect's Body in Apartment

Matthew Causey
January 28, 2020 - 3:16 pm

BARNWELL, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a man has been found dead inside a South Carolina apartment a few hours after a gun battle with police trying to arrest him on an attempted murder charge.

Investigators said the shooting happened Monday afternoon at a Barnwell apartment.

Aiken County deputies said 20-year-old Aaron Brooker fired on Barnwell police officers and State Law Enforcement Division agents, and they fired back.

Brooker's body was found inside the apartment two hours later by a SWAT team.

Investigators say Brooker never responded to the SWAT team after the shooting.

Aiken County deputies are investigating because SLED agents were involved in the shooting.

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