Sheriff’s Office: Shooting likely isolated incident, no threat to community

Published 3:29 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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On May 22, 2023, at 8:32 a.m., the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting an individual had been shot at a residence on the Robersonville Road in Washington.

Upon arrival, Deputies secured the scene and EMS personnel determined the male was deceased. Deputies identified Billy Joe Bell, age 52 of the residence deceased from a gunshot wound.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office began a homicide investigation and collected evidence. Although the investigation is ongoing, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office believes this was an isolated incident and does not believe there is any continued threat to the community.