No arrests in Sunday killing

DACUSVILLE — At press time Tuesday, no arrest had been made in a Sunday-morning homicide in Dacusville, but police say there is no threat to the community.

According to Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe, officers responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting at 117 Devon Court in Dacusville at 3:45 a.m. on Sunday.

Deputies arrived at the home within six minutes to find a victim, identified as 38-year-old Shane A. Williams, dead with wounds consistent with gunshots. An autopsy and forensic examination Monday revealed that Williams was killed by one of multiple gunshot wounds.

Hashe said the victim’s wife and a small child were inside the home when the shooting happened, and both told officers that they were awakened by what sounded like gunshots and moments later found Williams’ body on the floor inside the home. No signs of forced entry were discovered at the home.

Hashe said deputies are categorizing the incident as a murder investigation, as there are facts associated with the case that rule out the possibility of suicide.

A five-member homicide team comprised of detectives and forensic specialists was working “non-stop” on the investigation in its early stages, Hashe said.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to families of the victim, and I will continue to devote the necessary resources to determine the facts in this case so that the families can have the answers they deserve,” Sheriff Rick Clark said in a release Monday.

According to a release, there are no known indications that any threat exists to the general public, as information developed in the investigation indicates that the killing was an isolated incident.

“Our commitment is to the victim, his families and to the community,” Clark said. “We will not release any information that might circumvent or jeopardize a successful prosecution of the person or persons responsible for this senseless tragedy.”