Deputies arrest man they say murdered man over alcohol

Jeffrey Andrews

COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? Sumter County Sheriffâ??s Office deputies received the call of someone being shot on Murphy Street in Sumter County at 11pm on March 25.

Twenty six year old Shamarr Howell was found dead on the front porch.

The suspect, Jeffrey Andrews, 50, was on the scene and admitted to officers that he shot Howell.

Witnesses say Howell and Andrews were arguing over a bottle of liquor when Howell was shot.

Andrews was placed on arrest and taken to the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.