Sheriff’s office: Fight over car crash led to double homicide in Georgetown County

Tysheem Walters III
Tysheem Walters III((Source: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office))
Updated: Aug. 24, 2020 at 11:23 PM EDT
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GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Deputies captured a man who they said shot and killed two people and injured another after a crash in Georgetown County.

Authorities were called to a shooting around 5 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Indian Hut Road and Highmarket Street.

Once they arrived, investigators determined that three people had been shot during a fight over a car crash.

Deputies said the suspected shooter ran from the scene, and they deployed tracking bloodhound K-9s in some nearby woods.

Authorities were able to track down and locate the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Tysheem Walters III from Moncks Corner.

Walters is currently in the Georgetown County Detention Center.

Investigators are seeking to charge him with two counts of murder and attempted murder in connection to the shooting.

The Georgetown County coroner is expected to release the names of the victims on Tuesday.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Anyone who was in the area of Highmarket Street and Indian Hut Road during the incident is asked to call Senior Investigator Hank Carrison at 843-436-6058.

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