Grandfather kills grandson then self in Aiken County

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
A grandfather and grandson are dead after the elder opens fire on the 16-year-old, deputies say.

Ronald Wilson (WRDW-TV)

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (WRDW) -- A grandfather and grandson are dead tonight, and deputies say the grandfather pulled the trigger.

Investigators say witnesses saw 67-year-old Ronald W. Wilson shoot his 16-year-old grandson, Gerald Wilson, at his estranged wife's house on Whaley Pond Road in Graniteville.

According to a release, Wilson lived next door. Both the estranged wife and Wilson's live-in girlfriend were in the house too. Deputies say they were able to escape without injury. The grandmother then stopped an off duty police officer for help.

The coroner confirms the officer then witnessed Wilson take his own life.

The release says Wilson had just been released from jail for a previous criminal domestic violence issue within the past 72 hours.

An autopsy is scheduled in Newberry, S.C.

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate.

Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.

Copyright WRDW-TV News 12. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished without express written permission. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 231314191 -
Gray Television, Inc.