• SC man killed trying to repossess truck, police say

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    SUMTER, S.C. - Sumter County sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting death of a man who was trying to repossess a truck.

       Chief Deputy Hampton Gardner said 45-year-old Todd Showell of Lee County was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon.

       Gardner said Showell and another man arrived at the Sumter home looking for a pickup truck.

       Deputies said 81-year-old Alton Shelley came out of the home with a handgun.

       Investigators said a truck in front of the home was not the vehicle the men were seeking and they drove away. Investigators said Shelley fired several times, killing Showell. Investigators said the truck the men wanted was behind the home.

       Shelley is charged with murder and aggravated assault. It was not clear if he has an attorney.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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