Hilton Head Island’s Helmsman Way Victim Identified

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.. – Beaufort County Deputies are looking for a shooting suspect on Hilton Head Island. Deputies are looking for an African American man 5’7 in height and carrying a black backpack. The shooting happened just after 2:00pm in the Haig Point Embarkation parking lot on Helmsman Way. The victim was flown to Savannah for treatment where the coroner confirmed he died. The victim was identified as Darnell Williams, 44, of Hilton Head Island. A forensic autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow at the Medical University of South Carolina, according to a news release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s Office investigators are currently interviewing witnesses and attempting to identify the subject(s) and motive for the mid-day shooting.  Anyone with information is urged to contact Sergeant John Adams at 843-255-3415 or CrimeStoppers 1-888-CrimeSC if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward.

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