Still no arrest in local killing

DACUSVILLE — Although Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said he is “personally involved” in the investigation of a man’s Jan. 26 shooting death in Dacusville, no arrests have been made.

In a release distributed to local media members Monday morning, chief deputy Creed Hashe said the sheriff’s office had no new information that could be released concerning the investigation into the death of 38-year-old Shane A. Williams.

Officers responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting at 117 Devon Court in Dacusville at 3:45 a.m. on Jan. 26, and deputies arrived at the home within six minutes to find Williams dead of multiple gunshot wounds.

Detectives were chasing several leads in the case on Monday morning, according to Hashe.

“I am personally involved in the investigative aspects of this case on a daily basis and I feel very confident that we will identify the person or persons responsible for Mr. Williams’ death,” Clark said.

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

Officers have said there are no known indications that any threat exists to the general public, as information developed in the investigation indicated that the killing was an isolated incident.

Deputies are asking anyone with information about the killing to call the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 898-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.