Police: Woman shot, killed over weekend in Hardeeville

Crime & Safety

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (WSAV) — A woman was shot multiple times and killed in Hardeeville over the weekend, according to police.

The Hardeeville Police Department (HPD), says Rasheda Kelson was killed in the gunfire Saturday morning on Thomas Street.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office arrested the suspect after a traffic stop near the bridges leading to Hilton Head Island.

Simon Atkinson, 57, was taken into custody and booked into the Jasper County Detention Center, HPD Lt. Jenkins says. Atkinson was charged with murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

Jenkins says the two knew each other, but does not know the extent of their relationship.

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