While investigators still work to identify a suspect in Cody Hawkins’ slaying, the Greenwood County Coroner’s Office determined it was a single gunshot wound that killed him.
Hawkins was shot in the area of Pearl Street and Osborne Avenue just before 3 a.m. Sunday. He later died at Self Regional Medical Center at 3:41 a.m. An autopsy performed Tuesday by the Greenwood County Coroner’s Office ruled Hawkins’ death a homicide.
Investigators were continuing interviews with possible witnesses on Monday and reviewing evidence they had collected at the scene and in the area of the shooting. Greenwood Police Department Public Information Officer Jonathan Link said Tuesday that officers were still working to identify a suspect in this case.
Hawkins’ case joins the police department’s investigation of the shooting death of Quatavious Freeman as the department’s two homicide cases without arrest in recent years.
reeman, 23, was shot July 15, 2018 and died later that night. Since then, officers have been unable to develop a suspect.
The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office also has an unsolved death investigation — the shooting death of 18-year-old Tadarrius Robinson. Deputies went July 25, 2018 to 103 Wheatfield drive after hearing reports of a shooting and found Robinson dead inside, shot in the upper torso from outside of the house.
Despite canvassing the area through the night and into the following day, deputies didn’t find a witness and have continued working to find leads.
Anyone with information about the shootings that took Hawkins’ or Freeman’s lives is urged to contact the Greenwood Police Department by calling 864-942-8405, by reaching out to the department on its Facebook page or submitting an anonymous tip online at bit.ly/2mXsaPd.
Anyone with information about Robinson’s death should call the sheriff’s office at 864-942-8632, or call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.