Shot Dead Over Crack Cocaine
Posted on Sat, Aug. 27, 2005
Walterboro man shot to death over crack cocaine
WALTERBORO, S.C. -
A Walterboro man collapsed in the middle of S.C. 15 after he was
shot during an argument over the price of crack cocaine,
Colleton County deputies said.
James A. Thompson, Jr., 27, died from a gunshot wound to his
chest, Coroner Richard Harvey said.
Deputies arrested Melvin L. Daniels, 31, of Walterboro, and
charged him with murder, according to Colleton County Sheriffs
Chief Deputy Ted Stanfield.
The shooting happened about 2 a.m. Friday, Stanfield said.
A woman who was with Thompson told investigators they were
planning to buy crack from Daniels when they got into an
argument and Daniels started firing a 9mm, deputies said.
Thompson and the woman ran into the street, where Thompson
collapsed from the gunshot wounds. Information from: The Post
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