An Augusta man was found shot to death Wednesday night inside a car down an embankment around North Augusta’s Riverview Park, authorities said.
The body of 23-year-old Kevon Duane Carlisle was found in a running car around 11 p.m. Wednesday by a woman who was “riding the area looking at deer,” a police report says. The 40-year-old woman noticed a vehicle in the woods, called police and led responding officers to the blue sedan.
“Officer observed Carlisle’s hands were in a fist and was not acknowledging officer,” the report says.
Officers broke a back window to get inside and unlock the door. They laid Carlisle’s driver seat back and checked his pulse without success. Paramedics located a small-caliber bullet hole in the right side of his chest, closest to the armpit, a report says. North Augusta officers are enlisting the help of SLED’s crime team forensic unit as they investigate the man’s death.
Coroner Darryl Ables identified Carlisle as an Augusta man, but the police report lists his address as Oxford, Alabama. The victim is shown online as a former high school football player with Southside High School as well as Coosa Christian High School, which is located in Gadsden, Alabama.
In January 2021, Carlisle was held at the Richmond County Jail for other authorities, and a booking sheet listed his address as 804 Spellman Street in Augusta, which appears to be located on the campus of Augusta University.
Carlisle will be autopsied in Newberry, S.C., the coroner said.