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KCSO looking for man in weekend shooting

Posted: March 25, 2014 7:59 p.m.
Updated: March 26, 2014 5:00 a.m.
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A 2000 Honda Civic similar to that being driven by Robert Wendell Simon. The KCSO wants to speak to Simon about the shooting death Saturday morning of 25-year-old Antwan Dixon on Black River Road.

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The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) is seeking a man in connection with the shooting death of a Camden man Saturday. In a press release, Sheriff Jim Matthews identified the man investigators want to talk to as 22-year-old Robert Wendell Simon. The sheriff said investigators want to talk to Simon about the death of Antwan Dixon, 25, of Black River Road, Camden.

A nearby deputy responded around 5:35 a.m. Saturday to the scene of what appeared to be a single-car accident and found Dixon behind the wheel of his 1999 Ford Taurus, which was on fire. The deputy tried unsuccessfully to put out the flames and then pulled Dixon out of the car. The KCSO said Dixon was found with a gunshot wound to the head. EMS flew him to Palmetto Richland Hospital.

Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers said Dixon died at 7:30 p.m. from the single gunshot wound to the head.

Matthews said investigators want to question Simon about the time leading up to Dixon’s arrest. However, he emphasized that Dixon is not a suspect in the shooting and that there are no warrants for his arrest at this time.

In a short interview Tuesday afternoon, Matthews also said Dixon’s car showed evidence of several shots.

“There was a bullet hole in the driver’s door and the side glass was broken out of the car,” Matthews said. “There was another bullet hole in trunk that we were told was from a previous shooting. There wasn’t any rust around it, so it wasn‘t a very old shot.”

The sheriff also confirmed several empty shell casings were found on the road at the scene.

The KCSO said Simon is believed to be driving a four-door 2000 Honda Civic DX with South Carolina license tag JAQ 444. One of the passenger side windows is broken, Matthews said.

Anyone with knowledge of Simon’s whereabouts are asked to call the KCSO at 425-1512 and ask for Investigator Miles Taylor, or Crimestoppers at 1-888-274-6372.

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