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Man charged in shooting
Toby Williams mug
Toby Williams - photo by Provided by the Kershaw County Detention Center

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested Toby Tyler Williams Jr., 22, of Cantey Lane, Rembert, just before 5 p.m. May 25 following a shooting at the Cheap Way gas station on West DeKalb Street.

According to a CPD incident report, an officer was passing by when he noticed what appeared to be an argument between two young men. As the officer turned around to check on what was happening, dispatchers alerted officers that a shooting had just taken place at the gas station. When the responding officer arrived, he found the two men on the ground with the victim laying his head in the Williams’ lap, with blood coming from his lower back area.

When asked who had shot him, the victim nodded at Williams, who began shouting and said there was an illegal firearm in the 2017 Kia Forte registered to the victim’s grandmother. The officer handcuffed Williams and patted him down for weapons, finding two 9mm magazines in his front pants pocket.

EMS arrived on the scene and transported the victim to KershawHealth.

In searching the scene further, the responding officer located a third 9mm magazine on the ground by the passenger side of the car containing five rounds. He also found a spent 9mm shell casing on the passenger side floorboard and a Glock model 43 9mm pistol with a round in the chamber. Counting the magazines and the pistol, the officer found a total of 22 assorted rounds of 9mm ammunition. He also spotted a hole in the back of the front passenger seat approximately one-half foot above the floorboard.

At this point, the officer made sure Williams was handcuffed to the rear. However, when he later began kicking the door and window of the patrol car, the officer also placed him in leg irons and a “RIPP” restraint to keep him from attempting to escape or damage any property, and then transported him to jail.

The following day, another officer served three warrants on Williams: unlawful carrying of a pistol, use of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

Williams is out on a total of $50,000 bond, put up by a bail bonding company on Monday.