Suspect arrested in woman's death

Victim reported as cardiac arrest, found with multiple gunshot wounds

Authorities have arrested and charged a Greenwood man in connection with the shooting death of a woman.

The suspect was identified as Clinton Anthony Smith, 40, of Greenwood, who was arrested this afternoon in connection with the shooting death of Kimberly Smith, 40, of 118 Mill  Pond Road, Clinton. Authorities originally received a report of a woman going into cardiac arrest at the Mill Pond Road residence, a report said. Officers of the Clinton Department of Public Safety found the victim unresponsive. Greenwood County authorities detained a person of interest, and the Laurens County Sheriff's Office made the arrest and charge. A report said the suspect drove from Clinton to a Patridge Road, Cherokee Hills subdivision, residence in Greenwood where he was arrested.

The victim suffered multiple gunshots to the upper body, a report said. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene at about 3:45 pm. An autopsy was ordered for Saturday morning.

The suspect has been charged with murder, a report said.



LCSO Media Press Release - Chief Deputy Jarvis Reeder


At 3:42 p.m., Laurens County Sheriff’s Deputies received a 911 Emergency Call at a residence in the 100 block of Millpond Road, Clinton, S.C. The caller stated that a black female, around 40 years of age was going into cardiac arrest.  Public Safety Officers from nearby Clinton City Public Safety responded to the incident location and found the female unresponsive and to have apparent gunshot wounds to the upper body.  After being able to unsuccessfully revive the victim, Investigators have notified the Laurens County Coroner.  At this time, Deputies with the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office has assisted the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office with detaining a person and vehicle of interest in Greenwood County.  At this time, this incident remains an active investigation. We believe that this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.     





At 7:30 tonight, I am please to announce that Investigators with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office have placed 40 year old, Clinton Anthony Smith of Greenwood under arrest for the murder of 40 year Kimberly Smith.  Investigators are currently on scene with the assistance of the State Law Enforcement Division processing evidence at this time.


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