Sumter man charged with murder after woman found dead inside apartment

Alonzo Shaw (Sumter Police Department)

SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WACH) – A Sumter man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead inside her apartment Wednesday night.

Fifty-year-old Alonzo Shaw was arrested Wednesday night and charged with murder Thursday morning.

Sumter Police Officers and Emergency Medical Services were called to the Friendship Apartments around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when family and friends became concerned when they hadn’t been able to reach 31-year-old Lois Smith.

Smith’s two-year-old was also found inside the apartment but wasn’t injured.

Shaw faces additional charges as the investigation continues.

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