Man charged in deadly Clinton shooting at Countryside Townhouses


Devon Neal (Laurens County Detention Center)

CLINTON, S.C. (WSPA) – A woman has died after a shooting Wednesday morning in Clinton.

Clinton Police responded to the Countryside Townhouses on Countryside Circle for a gunshot victim shortly before 11:00am.

The Laurens County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 34-year-old Sharde D. Swinger.

The Clinton Police Department, with assistance from Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, detained a person of interest Wednesday. Devon Rhys Neal has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

The shooting is being investigated by the Clinton Police Department, the Laurens County Coroner’s Office, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

Neal remains in the Laurens County Detention Center.

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