Cottageville Mayor seeking answers in former mayor's shooting death

COTTAGEVILLE, SC (WCSC) - In a town of just over 800 residents not much gets past the people of Cottageville. One year and six weeks after an officer involved shooting killed Cottageville's former mayor Bert Reeves, the talk of the town is still buzzing.

"It leaves my family and the town just hanging out. We're not able to move forward from this," says Mayor Margaret Steen, Reeves' aunt.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the May 16 shooting which left Reeves dead from a single gunshot wound to the chest.  The police report lists the incident as an aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and lists Randall Price, a former Cottageville police officer, as a suspect.

Police Chief John Craddock revealed back in May that Reeves apparently had a prior beef with Price over an incident that happened in March.

Steen has shied away from the camera and media since the shooting but now she's talking and she wants answers from the investigation into Reeves' death.

"I want the truth to come out," said Steen. "What more could you want?"

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