Sheriff: Deputies searching for armed and dangerous man who killed girlfriend in Goose Creek
BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities are searching for an armed and dangerous man who they say killed his girlfriend at a home in Goose Creek Wednesday afternoon.
The Berkeley County Sheriff’s office is searching for Aubrey Tucker. Sheriff Duane Lewis said Tucker killed his girlfriend in front of his parents, and was out on bond for a murder case in North Charleston.
The shooting happened at a home in the 400 block of Old Back River Road.
Just after 2:30 p.m., 911 operators received an emergency call for a shooting involving a victim. When deputies arrived at the home they found a woman who was fatally shot.
According to the sheriff, Tucker got into an altercation with his girlfriend at his home, then shot her in front of his parents. Authorities said Tucker then fled on foot down Riverside Circle where he knocked on the door of a resident and took their cell phone before leaving.
The sheriff’s office describes Tucker as a 36-year-old man, 5′4″, 190 pounds, and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, and white and blue pants. Lewis said Tucker may be wearing a monitor, but was not sure if Tucker had cut it off.
“He is believed to be on foot,” Lewis said. “We have canine units already dispatched there on the ground. We’ve had assistance from Charleston County with their helicopter.”
Tucker was out on bond for a murder that happened in North Charleston. He was arrested last August for the murder outside a North Charleston bar. He was released on bond last October.
Authorities are currently in the area and are asking motorists to avoid the area as deputies investigate.
Viewers have reported a heavy law enforcement presence in the area.
Officials with the Berkeley County School District said Sedgefield Middle School, Goose Creek High School and Mt. Holly Elementary School were on lockdown due to law enforcement searching for a suspect.
Copyright 2021 WCSC. All rights reserved.