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Victim identified in fatal Wagener shooting

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 11:55 AM
Last updated 7:48 PM
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A Lexington woman is dead after a fight possibly over the sale and possession of illegal narcotics turned deadly Thursday night in Wagener, police said.

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According to a police statement, Aiken County deputies responded to the 100 block of Jeffcoat Road at 9:48 p.m. after a report of a shooting.

A witness told police the victim, Kerry Eck, 25, and Ricordo Levon Williams, 31, were involved in an altercation when Williams shot Eck in the head. Police said the witness fled to the Jeffcoat Road residence, where she called 911.

Authorities found the victim in an abandoned vehicle near the intersection of South Carolina Highway 39 and Camp Rawls Road.

Eck, who is the mother of three small children, was pronounced dead as a result of severe head trauma at 3:30 a.m., according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

Williams surrendered to the sheriff’s office shortly before 1 p.m. Friday. He has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

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myfather15 09/13/13 - 01:55 pm
Imagine that!!

Fighting and shooting over the sell of illegal narcotics!! Who woulda thunk it!! Nope, drug dealers certainly are NOT violent people!!

InChristLove 09/13/13 - 05:27 pm
Hopefully the three small

Hopefully the three small children will be placed in a loving home away from the violence where they can grow up knowing a better way of life.

rmwhitley 09/14/13 - 11:26 am
Not another bro?

Tell me it ain't so, bro!

Pops 09/14/13 - 07:51 pm
I hope plenty of taxpayer

money is used to do a thorough investigation that will hopefully lead to a costly trial........I's just money we don't have.......

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