Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Shooting in Pickens


For Immediate Release


Chuck James, Chief Deputy

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office


Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Shooting in Pickens

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a man and women at a residence on Edens Road in Pickens.

At approximately 9:30pm on Tuesday, December 5th, 2023, the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a female subject in the 600 block of Edens Road stating that she had a firearm pointed at her. The female provided communications specialist the address of the residence prior to the call being cut off. Communications personnel immediately dispatched deputies to the address and made numerous attempts to call the number back; however, were unable to get anyone to answer the phone.

As deputies arrived at the scene, they heard an apparent single gunshot from inside the residence. Deputies then approached the residence and made entry into the home where they found two subjects with apparent gunshot wounds, one female and one male.

An adult female, who is believed to be the 911 caller, was found deceased inside the home with visible signs of trauma to the torso. An adult male, who suffered an apparent gunshot wound underneath the chin, was treated but died prior to leaving the scene. A handgun was recovered from the scene next to the male subject.

Preliminary information is that both parties live at the residence and that no other individuals were in the home when the incident occurred.
No additional information will be released from the Sheriff’s Office throughout the night until further investigation can be conducted later today with an expected update to be provided during the afternoon hours (Wednesday, December 6th).

Inquiries regarding the identity of the deceased should be directed to the Pickens County Coroner’s Office.