Camden Man Convicted of Deadly Restaurant Shooting
November 1, 2023
On Tuesday October 31, 2023, Allen Martin Adame was convicted for the 2021 killing of thirty-three (33) year old, mother of four, Sinteria Harris as well as the Attempted Murders of three other individuals. Adame’s jury trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday afternoon, but he opted instead to plead guilty to the charges right after a Kershaw County jury had been qualified.
On November 11, 2021, Camden Police Department officers responded to a shots fired call at Gadgets of Camden on East Dekalb Street. The investigation revealed that Harris and her sister arrived at the sports bar together with the intention of meeting two of their friends. A short time later, Adame also arrived where he sat alone at the bar, for two and a half hours, periodically watching Harris, her sister, and their friends.
Minutes before closing time, Adame walked to the entrance of the restaurant and locked the door. Ms. Harris alerted one of her male friends who then advised Adame that he was not supposed to be locking the door. Moments later, Harris, her sister, and the two friends paid their bill before exiting the building. Adame was then seen gathering his jacket and other belongings quickly before hurriedly following after the victims.
Once outside, Adame approached Ms. Harris, who was sitting in the driver’s seat of her car, and shot at her nine times. Her sister was able to avoid being hit as she ran from the car. Adame then turned and shot another four times at Ms. Harris’ two other friends who were able to escape with minor wounds.
Adame then left the scene only to be stopped by Kershaw County Deputies a short distance from the scene. He was found to be in possession of a 9mm pistol and also had 2 fully loaded magazines in his pants pocket. No motive for the killing was ever offered.
The Honorable Daniel Coble sentenced Adame to fifty (50) years in prison. The investigation of the case was led by Camden Police Department Detectives Brandon Richbourg and Carmen Oxandaboure. Senior Assistant Solicitor Dale Scott, Assistant Solicitors Paul Walton and Clay Carruth prosecuted the case for the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office with the assistance of Investigators Chris Davis and Justin Dill.