Sumter officers seek information in fatal drive-by shooting


The Sumter Police Department is continuing to investigate a drive-by shooting that left a 27-year-old man shot and killed inside his vehicle Friday.

Alki Williams of Mayesville was driving on Broad Street near Woodlawn Avenue when a white vehicle drove up alongside and fired shots around 5 p.m., said Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for the police department. The white vehicle then turned off Broad Street and sped away.

Williams, who was struck by the gunfire, was located inside his vehicle, which stopped in a business parking area at 286 Broad St., McGirt said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

As the investigation continues, officers have determined the incident was isolated and that Williams likely knew the shooter.

Williams’ family members were notified by the Sumter County Coroner’s Office and an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or Crime Stoppers at1-888-CRIME-SC.