Anderson Area Crime Stoppers increases reward in 2016 homicide

Drive-by shooting death of Randy Smith.
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Released by Anderson Area Crime Stoppers.
Anderson, SC -  Anderson Area Crime Stoppers has increased the reward amount from $4,000 to $6,500 for information leading to an arrest in the 2016 drive-by shooting death of Randy Smith.

Randy Smith was on his way home from work on the night of March 30, 2016, when he stopped by a convenience store on East Whitner Street in the City of Anderson. As Smith exited the store, on the way to his car, he was engaged in a conversation with an acquaintance when a Black male fired shots from the front passenger window of what is believed to have been a white Chevy Cruze. Smith was struck by the gunfire and mortally wounded.

Investigators with the City of Anderson Police Department continue to follow leads in the case but are still looking for additional information or witnesses who can positively identify the individuals involved and bring them to justice. If you have information about this case that can help bring closure for Randy's family, please submit an anonymous tip to Anderson Area Crime Stoppers using one of these methods:

1) Call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372)

2) Submit a tip using the online tip form at

3) Using the Crime Stoppers P3 app found here:

Information submitted through Crime Stoppers leading to these subjects' arrest and conviction may be eligible for a cash reward. All tips submitted through Crime Stoppers are anonymous and treated with the utmost confidentiality.