UPDATE: Chief Deputy Roy Hughes with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says the Sunday morning homicide is still under investigation. They are searching for a suspect, Rashad Battiste, 33, of Ridgeland. He is about six feet tall, and weighs 180 pounds. He is wanted on charges of murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Jasper County Coroner Martin Sauls confirms one man was shot to death early on Sunday morning, on Oak Hill Road in Ridgeland. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) were on the scene investigating the shooting. WSAV is learning more and will update the story as more details unfold.