Second murder suspect charged after Clemson shooting

Khalil Smith faces murder charges in connection to a deadly shooting at an apartment complex in Clemson
Published: May. 21, 2023 at 3:54 PM EDT|Updated: May. 26, 2023 at 12:26 PM EDT
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CLEMSON, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Clemson Police Department said two men are now facing murder charges after a 21-year-old was found dead in a car from a gunshot wound on Sunday morning.

Police said officers were called to The Collective Apartment complex located on Greenville Highway at around 12:39 a.m. on Sunday, May 20.

Once on scene, they found a young man, Logan Nathaniel Markis Williams, deceased in a car. Officers also said the victim was not a Clemson student. Williams had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

Khalil Smith (left) and Messiah Woody
Khalil Smith (left) and Messiah Woody(Clemson PD)

Police said officers started an investigation and eventually named 23-year-old Khalill Rahsaun Smith as a suspect.

Arrest warrants were filed for Smith on Wednesday, May 24, on murder, two counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and discharging of a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

According to police, Smith is currently being held at the Anderson County Detention Center on unrelated charges.

On May 26, police said probable cause was developed to also charged 22-year-old Messiah Woody with murder. He was arrested by agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

Officers said this is still an ongoing homicide investigation. If anyone has information about the shooting, call police at 864-624-2014.