Suspects arrested after gun discharged at Hartsville Walmart

Pee Dee Crime

Tamarus Williams (Courtesy: W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Police had previously given out the wrong make and model of car that was wanted in the incident. That has been removed from the story.

HARTSVILLE, S.C. (WBTW) — Two people were arrested after a gun was discharged at a Walmart in Hartsville Wednesday evening.

Police said around 5:40 p.m. officers were called to the Walmart on South 4th Street for reports of a shooting in the parking lot.

A group walking towards the Walmart crossed paths with a second group leaving the Walmart, stopping briefly before breaking up, police said. One man from the second group, later identified as Tamarus Williams, 24, of Bishopville, went to his car to grab a gun and confronted a few people, according to the police report.

Williams allegedly pistol-whipped one of the men, and as the man was falling to the ground, the gun went off, police said. One person that was in the area showed police a hole in the lift gate of her car, according to the police report.

Police later conducted a traffic stop on the car that drove off and arrested Williams and the passenger, Shakiera Bracey, 21, of Bishopville.

Bracey was charged with accessory after the fact of attempted murder. Williams was charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Williams is held in the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center without bond.

Other people involved in the incident were sent home with citations, according to the police report.


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