Monday, May 2, 2011

And Yet another killing for what??? What is our country coming too?!?

Summerville shooting leaves one dead

Summerville — The man who was shot inside a residence here Thursday night and was pronounced dead a short time later has been identified as 32-year-old Jason Thomas Arriolo.

Dorchester County Coroner Christopher D. Nisbet said Arriolo was shot twice and pronounced dead from gunshot wounds at Summerville Medical Center at 9:17 p.m. Thursday.
Police are continuing to investigate the shooting but have provided few details. No one has been charged with a crime.

A brief statement from the Summerville Police Department issued at 2 a.m. said that when police arrived at 311 Hemingway Circle, a townhouse in Central Commons, the homeowner “directed them to the rear of his residence where a male was found with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.”

Emergency medical personnel then arrived and took the gunshot victim to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An incident report has not yet been released by police.

“A weapon was discharged, and one person has been shot,” said Lt. Thomas Peterson of the Summerville Police Department on Thursday night. “We’re still investigating.”

Though authorities have not revealed how or why Arriolo was shot, he was a convicted felon who had spent time in prison and had an extensive criminal record, according to a background check with the State Law Enforcement Division.

He was a registered sex offender, having been convicted in Berkeley County in 2006 of committing a lewd act on a minor. According to sex offender search results at the Dorchester County Sheriff's website, Arriolo's victim was a 15-year-old girl.

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