Beaufort News

Suspect in fatal Burton shooting remains at large

A Burton man has died in Beaufort Memorial Hospital after being shot in the chest at Laurel Village Mobile Home Park on Monday afternoon.

Hikeem C. Barnwell, 36, died shortly after he arrived at the hospital, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The shooting suspect remains at large, according to the release.

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The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case and “collected evidence at the scene and interviewed numerous witnesses,” according to the release.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen said on Tuesday morning. It will be performed at Medical University of South Carolina, according to the release.

Anyone with information may contact Sergeant Andrew Rice at 843-255-3429 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC.

Joan McDonough: 843-706-8125, @IPBG_Joan