A 25-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a woman who appeared to have been stabbed and was knocking on doors in Clinton asking for help early Saturday morning, authorities said.
Kieth Pittman is being held at the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton. The Clinton Police Department said the victim, Heather McKamey, 22, was believed to be a mother of three, but the children were not home at the time of the incident.
Clinton police officers responded to a report of a disturbance at 301 Park Ave. at about 2:25 a.m. Saturday. The home is a residence within the Clinton Public Housing system. A witness told CPD K9 Officer Matt Howell that a male and female had been arguing before they both fled on foot, a news release said.
At about 2:30 a.m., another call came from the nearby 800 block of McAdoo Street, also within the Clinton Public Housing system, for a female knocking on doors asking for help. When Sgt. Mike Jones arrived, he found McKamey, and she appeared to have been stabbed, the CPD said in the release. McKamey died on the scene, police said.
About five minutes later, at about 2:35 a.m., Pittman was located by Officer Josh Bunch walking nearby in the vicinity of Fowler Street and North Charles Seivers Boulevard. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the police department for questioning, the release said.
The victim and suspect both lived at the Park Avenue address, the CPD said.