FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — Florence police are investigating a homicide Wednesday night at a motel, according to the Florence Police Department.
Officers were called at about 8:58 p.m. to the Colonial Inn on South Irby Street for reports of a person screaming. Officers arrived to find a woman dead in the room, according to police.
The other person in the room was taken into custody, police said. There’s no threat to the community. It’s unclear how the person died and their identity has not been released.
The man who was arrested has since been identified as Donald William Moore. He has been charged with murder and for the possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
A boxcutter was found at the scene.
Police attempted to enter the room with a key, but Moore held the door to keep them out, according to an announcement Thursday afternoon. He was taken into custody after a short struggle.
Police also responded to a shooting at the same motel last month. One person was injured in the shooting.
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