Man arrested in connection with fatal shooting in Sumter County

Donta Dowe
Donta Dowe(Sumter County Sheriff’s Office)
Published: Aug. 9, 2021 at 7:59 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2021 at 5:57 PM EDT
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SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man who was wanted in connection with a fatal shooting.

Donta Dowe, 23, has been charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and possession of a weapon by a felon.

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Officials say Dowe shot 23-year-old Nigel Scott Batts outside of the Melted Whiskey on Peach Orchard Road.

Batts was transported from the scene to an area hospital where he later died.

On August 10, officials announce that Dowe had been taken into custody with the help of the U.S. Marshals Office.

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