SC Repo Man Shot and Killed

Sumter, SC – November 20, 2012 – Just before 2pm in the afternoon, 45 year old Repo Man Todd Showell was shot and killed by an 81 year old man that claimed they had the wrong vehicle.

Sumter County Sheriffs deputies have arrested 81 year old Alton Shelley and have charged him with murder.

Investigators claim that just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, officers received a call of a shooting on Fletcher Drive. When officers arrived they found a black tow truck in the middle of the road and the driver, 45-year-old Todd Showell, shot dead.

Investigators claim that Showell and another man came to the home to repossess Shelley’s vehicle, but Shelley insisted that they had the wrong one. Deputies allege that the men were driving away without the vehicle when Shelley fired shots, hitting Showell and fatally wounding him.

Sheriffs Investigators say the shooting remains under investigation.



It is being reported that Showell was employed by Silverhawk Towing and Recovery and was accompanied by Owner/Operator Gerald D Lee.


  A second arrest has been made in connection with the shooting. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office says 44-year-old Denise Michelle Livingston has been charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of a felony. The Sheriff’s Office says Livingston went inside the residence where Alton Shelley was located and let him outside with a handgun.

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8 thoughts on “SC Repo Man Shot and Killed

  1. Vince try living in a country where guns are outlawed to use your words and see how safe you feel. Its called Mexico. read the news, guns are not the problem its stupid people

  2. This was a senseless act of violence while someone was doing there job. Its a vehicle that not being paid for, let it go, buy another one. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Showell family. Cant beleive some one culd be so dumb.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers go out tho the agent’s family.We also agree, sensless, Over a piece of metal.

  4. Another reason why guns should be outlawed. Imagine a man killed over a vehicle that wasn’t paid for and yet local police don’t get involved because it’s a cival matter, maybe it should be changed from being a cival matter. It doesn’t help with all these fly by night repo companies either who give companies who do things right a bad name. So a bank or finacial company will use them cause they are cheaper and give free storage. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Showell family.

  5. Most of this is the finance company fault they make arrangement with the debtor and then send out the repo company i know we did this job for many years until we got fed up with the same old line for debtors and find out it was true So Sorry for the families of this one and many others

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