911 Call Reveals More About Murder

RED BANK, S.C. (AP) — A Lexington County deputy drove past a man who headed to his ex-girlfriend’s house with a loaded gun six minutes before officers arrived at the woman’s house to find her, her two children and the man dead from gunshot wounds.

The 911 call released by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office reveals that the unidentified friend of Chancey Smith saw a deputy pass Smith’s truck Tuesday night while he was following Smith and giving their location to a dispatcher.

The caller did not know where 27-year-old Amanda Peake lived with her two children.

The friend called police from outside Smith’s house at 9:53 p.m. and less than 20 minutes later the family was dead.

Phone and email messages left with a Lexington County sheriff’s spokesman were not immediately returned Saturday.

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