Man Accused of Shooting, Killing Repo Man

11:20 PM, Nov 20, 2012   |    comments
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  • Alton Shelley (Image: Sumter County Detention Center)

Sumter, SC (WLTX) -- Sumter deputies have arrested a man they say killed a person trying to repossess his car.

Alton Shelley, 81, has been charged with murder.

Officers say just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, officers got a call of a shooting on Fletcher Drive. When they arrived they found a black wrecker truck in the middle of the road. The driver, 45-year-old Todd Showell, was dead.

According to investigators, Showell and another man had come to the home to repossess Shelley's vehicle, but Shelley told them they had the wrong one. Deputies say the men were driving off without the vehicle when Shelley fired shots, hitting Showell.

Sheriff Dennis says the shooting remains under investigation.

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