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Argument between neighbors turns deadly, Kershaw Co. deputies investigating

Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 9:07 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2021 at 10:31 AM EST
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KERSHAW, S.C. (WIS) - Deputies are investigating a death after an argument between neighbors in Kershaw County turned violent.

Deputies say the incident occurred over the weekend of Nov. 13 on Love Road near North Central High School.

A resident told deputies that he went to a neighbors house to ask about some tires the neighbor had for sale, according to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office.

The man said an argument started and the neighbor began physically assaulting him while he was sitting in his car, according to deputies.

The man attempted to leave the neighbors driveway but was chased by the neighbor who was struck by the vehicle.

The man immediately called 911. However, deputies say they were mistakenly given the wrong address and no one was there when they went to investigate.

Four hours later, the neighbor was found dead at the correct residence.

Kershaw County Sheriff Lee Boan says this case has been so tough for deputies to figure out because there were only two witnesses, and one of them can no longer tell their side of the story.

“It’s a mess.  We have only got one witness who’s going to be our suspect, so this is not the kind of case you wake up every morning hoping you’re gonna fall into,” said Boan.

“He told him three houses down, he pulls into the third driveway, and no one was there,” Boan Explained.

Sheriff Boan says an autopsy was performed Monday, but they are still working to confirm a cause of death.

“We’re putting all the evidence together, talking to as many people as we can,” said Boan.  “You know at the end of the day nothing that we do is going to bring back our victim.”

Deputies say it was unclear what agency would handle the case due to it possibly involving a vehicle accident.

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating along with the Kershaw County Coroner.

The driver is fully cooperating with deputies, according to Sheriff Lee Boan.

Deputies say they have not found a witness or found any video of the incident.

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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