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Driver shot to death on Black River Road

Posted: March 23, 2014 4:08 p.m.
Updated: March 24, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Despite the efforts of a brand-new Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputy Saturday morning, a 25-year-old Camden man died later that night.

Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers identified the victim as Antwan Dixon, 25, of Black River Road, Camden. Fellers said Dixon died of a gunshot wound to the head. He said the incident took place around 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

Sheriff Jim Matthews said the deputy answered the call on Black River Road on Saturday morning and found a car on fire backed up in a ditch.

“He got out his fire extinguisher, but it wasn’t enough,” Matthews said. “He managed to pull the man out before the flames spread further.”

Fellers said the incident took place on Black River Road near Pathfinder Trail down from the entrance to the Haier plant. He said EMS personnel flew Dixon from the scene to Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia where Dixon died Saturday night. He said an autopsy was performed early Sunday morning showing that Dixon died from the gunshot wound to the head. He said it appeared Dixon was inside the car when he was shot.

Matthews said Dixon’s car had evidence of two bullet holes, but it was unclear whether they were from the incident or a previous one. Fellers said the only gunshot wound Dixon suffered was the fatal one to the head.

“We have the first name of a person of interest,” Matthews said.

He said there are a lot of unanswered questions and that witnesses are still being interviewed. Matthews said he hoped that anyone who knows anything about this incident will call the KCSO.

“We’re working with Sumter County authorities in this investigation dealing with some issues in their county,” Matthews said, who added that the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division is involved as well.

Anyone with information about this case should call the KCSO at 425-1512.

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