Suspect charged after car-to-car shooting kills 28-year-old driver in Denmark, S.C.

At least 150 people were fatally shot nationwide in 400 shootings over the three-day holiday weekend — and the two-state region wasn't immune.
Published: Jul. 6, 2021 at 10:24 AM EDT
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DENMARK, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - A Denmark woman was among the victims of violence as a wave of fatal shootings swept the U.S over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Shakeira Waymyers, 28, died after someone drove up next to her vehicle and fired into it early Monday as she was driving on Sato Avenue, Bamberg County Coroner Wallace Hicks said.

After Denmark police requested the assistance of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the state agency on Monday charged Kelcie Ralph Gilbert, 31, with murder and attempted murder.

Hicks said three bullets were shot into Waymyers’ Ford Expedition and one of them killed her.

After she was shot just after 2 a.m. Monday, she drove into a utility pole. The pole and a transformer fell onto her vehicle, according to Hicks.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday in Newberry, Hicks said.

Gilbert is booked at the Bamberg County Detention Center. The case will be prosecuted by the 2nd Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

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