Authorities identify driver killed in shooting near St. George

Published: Dec. 23, 2021 at 2:16 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 23, 2021 at 4:25 PM EST
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DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office has identified a man who was shot to death while he was driving near St. George.

Authorities say 44-year-old Edwin M. Boyd of St. George was shot to death on Wednesday while driving on Shady Grove Road, six miles north of Saint George.

Boyd was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Paul J. Brouthers at 6:25pm.

“The body will be taken to the Medical University of South Carolina for autopsy, which is scheduled for Monday, December 27, 2021, at 8:30 a.m.,” the coroner’s office said.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

At 4:30 p.m., deputies responded to the 500 block of Shady Grove Road for a call about shots heard. While canvassing the area a deputy found a vehicle which had run into a ditch on the opposite side of the roadway.

Deputies then found Boyd inside the vehicle.

“Boyd had been wounded by gunfire and succumbed to his injuries at the scene,” the sheriff’s office said. “Investigators have been working many leads since the incident last night and continue to do so today.”

A report states the investigation began when a deputy was flagged down by a citizen about a man who was unresponsive in a vehicle. The deputy had been in the area for someone who had heard gunshots in the area.

The deputy then saw a sedan in ditch and saw seven holes in the passenger doors that appeared to be gunshots. He then observed an unresponsive man in the driver’s seat.

Deputies also reported locating three shell casings 300 feet away from the car.

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