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SC authorities search for suspect in mom, infant son deaths

December 24, 2019 GMT

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities have issued arrest warrants for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman and her infant son.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help on any information that would lead to the arrest of 18-year-old Thomas Anthony Henderson of Beech Island, The Augusta Chronicle reported.

Henderson is suspected of the Dec. 17 killing of 26-year-old Mel’lisha Jackson and her 1-year-old son, Elijah Jackson, at Kalmia Apartments. Authorities have said they were likely innocent victims in a gang-related incident.

Leads, evidence and tips from citizens led to the two murder warrants that were obtained for Henderson, the sheriff’s office said.

Henderson should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts or about the shooting is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811. Information may be provided anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).

.A tip could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for any crime..