Travis Smith

Age: 28
Ethnicity: Black/African American
Gender: M
Date of Death: September 29, 2012
Type of Crime: Homicide
Date of Incident: September 29, 2012
Summary of Case:

North Augusta, SC (May 20, 2024): On September 29, 2012, around 2:47pm, officers with North Augusta Public Safety responded to a 911 call reporting gunshots at Ridgeview Manor Apartments. When they arrived, they found 28-year-old, Travis Smith, unresponsive in apartment 417 with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. In her 2022 article, WBJF reporter Renetta DuBose recounts that just prior to the shooting, Travis was outside talking with one of the women who lived in apartment 417 before three men approached them. The woman ran into her apartment just before hearing gun shots. Travis made his way into the apartment seemingly to get away from the danger outside where he was found deceased by police. 

While friends recalled Travis being a little more on edge than usual in the days leading up to the shooting, Travis gave no other indication that something was going on. Police have attempted to speak with witnesses present that evening, they’re still trying to work out the details of what happened that fatal night. Travis’s case has since gone cold, but investigators aren’t giving up that someone out there has the information that could bring Travis’s family the resolution and justice they deserve. 

Season of Justice is honored to support Travis’s family in their fight for justice by sponsoring a billboard in North Augusta. The billboard is located near US 25 at 107 Edgefield Road and will remain up until the end of October 2024. 

If you have any information about the events that took place in the parking lot of Ridgeview Manor during the early morning hours on September 29, 2012, or the person(s) responsible for Travis’s death, please contact the North Augusta Public Safety – Criminal Investigations Division at (803) 441-4274 or you can call South Carolina Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-888-Crime-SC.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted through the P3 Tips Mobile App, available on Android or iPhone.

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