Augusta 23-year-old shot dead in North Augusta

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Published: Nov. 24, 2022 at 8:37 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2022 at 9:15 AM EST
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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - A woman was riding through Riverview Park looking for deer Wednesday night.

She found a dead man instead.

Kevon D. Carlisle, 23, of Augusta, had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables.

His body was found in a still-running blue sedan that was discovered by the woman, according to the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.

She notified police around 11 p.m., and an officer investigated the car that had gone down an embankment near San Salvador Drive.

Carlisle was unresponsive in the driver’s seat, so the officer broke out a back window to check on him.

The officer found no pulse, but there was a small-caliber bullet hole in the right side of Carlisle’s chest near his armpit, according to authorities.

Carlisle will be autopsied in Newberry.

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety didn’t release information about any suspects, but said no arrests had been made.

Carlisle is the latest victim of a surge in shootings and other violent crimes that has claimed more than 50 lives since spring in communities large and small across the CSRA.

The region has already seen a deadly past week, with two fatal shootings in Augusta – killing Ahmed Jabari Hill Sr. and Lance Coleman – along with one in Saluda County and one in Hancock County.

In Augusta at least, authorities have blamed much of the problem on gangs. Many of the victims, like Carlisle, have been young men.