Category Archives: South Carolina

Killed – William Heape Sr. (Colleton County, SC)

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An elderly Hampton County man was accidentally shot and killed Tuesday morning while hunting in a wooded area off Mount Carmel Road near Walterboro.

William Heape, Sr., 67, of Varnville, was with of a group of people hunting deer when another hunter accidentally shot Heape, killing him.

Members of Colleton County Fire-Rescue and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene at approximately 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Safety forces were required to drive approximately half a mile down a dirt road located off the 3500 block of Mount Carmel Road and then walk for another half-mile before arriving at the scene of the accidental shooting.

http://www.colletontoday.com/news/update-identity-released-of-varnville-hunter-killed-in-hunting-accident/article_3aefbd0c-725f-11e3-9014-001a4bcf887a.html

http://thecolletonian.com/hunting-death-investigated/

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_ea469b7e-732a-11e3-9cbd-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/24344216/residents-still-trying-to-understand-fatal-hunting-trip

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/24336523/dnr-investigating-fatal-hunting-incident-in-colleton-county

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/obituary.aspx?pid=168857858

Killed – Sierra Landry (Lancaster, SC)

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A Lancaster man was sentenced to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Friday to murdering his “on-again, off-again” girlfriend last December.

Tanner Crolley, 19, also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm during a violent crime, as well as a burglary charge from a separate incident earlier in 2013.

Crolley shot Sierra Landry, 18, once in the head on the night of Dec. 30, 2013. The pair had been in a “rocky” relationship for several years, according to both of their families.

Police responded to a shooting just after 10 p.m. at 1499 John Everall Road and found Sierra Landry shot in the yard. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

http://www.islandpacket.com/news/state/south-carolina/article33620469.html

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/teen-arrested-slaying-18-year-old-girl-lancaster/ncYtQ/

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article13833113.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/south-carolina-teens-murder-highlights-loophole-in-dating-violence-laws/

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24335732/man-charged-with-shooting-girlfriend

http://www.burgessfunerals.com/new_view.php?id=5330002

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thelancasternews/obituary-preview.aspx?n=sierra-ann-landry&pid=168868586&referrer=3198

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldonline/obituary-preview.aspx?n=sierra-ann-landry&pid=168862518&referrer=2255

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Sierra-Ann-Landry-97469734

Killed – Girl – Hope Alexandra Fair (Fountain Inn, SC)

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A teen boy fatally shot a 12-year-old girl at a mobile home in South Carolina on Sunday evening in what he called an accident, police said.

The unidentified 15-year-old was loading a magazine into a Colt .380 when it fired a bullet to Hope Alexandria Fair’s head, local media report.

Hope’s mother, Michelle Fair, remembers her daughter as a friendly and creative girl who loves art and music.

“She’s just very outgoing, outspoken, joyful and a happy girl,” Fair told The State newspaper of South Carolina. “She was beautiful. … She’d make friends with everybody.”

The unidentified teen boy has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, and Hope’s family thinks the killing was an accident — though the boy changed his story several times, according to the newspaper.

Hope was at the home in Fountain Inn, S.C., to visit her friend, the boy’s cousin, who called dispatch herself to say that the teen boy was holding the pistol when it went off and that he had left the mobile home to hide it, local media said.

Coroner Nick Nichols says Hope Alexandra Fair of Gray Court died at a hospital at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Deputies say the shooting happened at a home in Fountain Inn about an hour earlier.

Nichols says the girl was shot in the head. Authorities haven’t released any other details.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/s-girl-12-fatally-shot-head-teen-cops-article-1.1564449

http://www.islandpacket.com/news/state/south-carolina/article33551559.html

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article13833131.html

http://www.wsmv.com/story/24327456/cops-15-year-old-charged-in-girls-shooting-death

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_c1f9107e-716e-11e3-8f81-001a4bcf6878.html

Killed – Samuel Oren George (Donalds, SC)

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ABBEVILLE – An Abbeville County man is dead, and a woman is in jail after deputies discovered a body with gunshot wounds outside of a home.

Abbeville County Coroner Sam Ferguson said deputies found the body of 33-year-old Samuel Oren George outside a home located on the 100th block of Green Acres Lane in Donalds. A preliminary autopsy revealed that George died as a was shot twice.

He was dead when deputies arrived. Deputies went to the home at around 4:30 p.m. Saturday after they got a call from a woman who said she had shot her boyfriend.

According to sheriff’s reports, Lakeicha Marie Burton, 33, of Donalds, S.C., has be arrested and charged with murder and having a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.Burton is currently being held at the Abbeville County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

There has been prior domestic issues with George and Burton in the past, as well as outstanding warrants for George.

http://www.independentmail.com/news/one-dead-another-arrested-after-shooting

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/24320773/coroner-man-fatally-shot-woman-in-custody-in-abbeville-county

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/abbeville-greenwood-news/coroner-man-shot-to-death-woman-in-custody/23686042

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_1de41998-7164-11e3-98cf-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.turnto10.com/story/24322878/one-dead-another-arrested-after-shooting

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Mong Thuy Thi Doan (Dorchester County, SC)

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A 32-year-old man bought crack cocaine before fatally shooting his girlfriend and then himself in a murder-suicide in the Dorchester Manor subdivision, authorities reported Tuesday.

Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet identified the couple as Du Xuan Dao, a 32-year-old Vietnamese man, and Mong Thuy Thi Doan, a 27-year-old Vietnamese woman.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the couple’s home on Dorchester Manor Boulevard around 6 p.m. Monday for a welfare check, Chief Deputy Sam Richardson said.

Dao and Doan were found dead inside the single-story brick house with gunshot wounds to their heads, Nisbet said. Authorities believe they died Christmas Day.

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131231/PC16/131239913

http://www.live5news.com/story/24331550/coroner-identifies-man-woman-found-dead-in-home

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/24331497/deputies-find-bodies-after-welfare-check

http://www.journalscene.com/article/20140103/SJ01/140109914/

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Murder/Suicide – Dead – Du Xuan Dao (Dorchester County, SC)

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A 32-year-old man bought crack cocaine before fatally shooting his girlfriend and then himself in a murder-suicide in the Dorchester Manor subdivision, authorities reported Tuesday.

Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet identified the couple as Du Xuan Dao, a 32-year-old Vietnamese man, and Mong Thuy Thi Doan, a 27-year-old Vietnamese woman.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the couple’s home on Dorchester Manor Boulevard around 6 p.m. Monday for a welfare check, Chief Deputy Sam Richardson said.

Dao and Doan were found dead inside the single-story brick house with gunshot wounds to their heads, Nisbet said. Authorities believe they died Christmas Day.

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131231/PC16/131239913

http://www.live5news.com/story/24331550/coroner-identifies-man-woman-found-dead-in-home

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/24331497/deputies-find-bodies-after-welfare-check

http://www.journalscene.com/article/20140103/SJ01/140109914/

Click to access Silent-Witness-event-10-7-14-00458042xD2C78.pdf

Killed – Shane Diquan Brooks (Lexington, SC)

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Lexington County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a 20-year-old West Columbia man in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred Monday on March Road.

Joshua Cody “Lil Miz” Young turned himself in around noon Tuesday to a law firm in Columbia, according to a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department press release. Young was charged with murder, first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, the release said.

Around 3:55 p.m. Monday, Young, who was armed with a 9 mm Beretta handgun, broke into the home of Shane Diquan Brooks, 19, the arrest warrant said.

The two men fought, and Brooks suffered a gunshot wound in his upper leg during the fight, the sheriff’s press release said. Brooks and Young were acquaintances, the release said.

Young fled the home after the shooting, the release said.

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article13832723.html

http://wach.com/news/local/20-year-old-west-columbia-man-arrested-in-deadly-shooting?id=987695

http://wach.com/news/local/arrest-made-in-deadly-shooting?id=987061

http://coladaily.com/2013/12/25/update-man-arrested-in-connection-with-lexington-county-fatal-shooting/

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/04/11074634/

http://www.wistv.com/story/24295498/deputies-search-for-gunman-in-deadly-dixiana-shooting

Killed – Sharon McDowell (Anderson, SC)

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ANDERSON, S.C. —Authorities said a woman was killed following a police chase that ended with gunfire in Anderson on Friday night.

Lt. Tony Tilley of Anderson Police Department said officers responded to a call about a shoplifter at the Kohl’s on Clemson Boulevard.

Police said officers put up blue lights trying to stop the suspect, but she took off and a chase began.

The chase ended in the Appleton Street area. According to police, two officers in a patrol car stopped her and they were outside their vehicle, then a passenger with McDowell got out and ran, but was later arrested. Authorities said another police car was behind McDowell, which she backed into, then she drove toward the officers outside their vehicle in front of her.

“We had a couple of officers who had already gotten out of their car. The suspect then turned the car toward them and tried to run them down and they responded with gunfire,” Tilley said.

The driver was killed.

Coroner Greg Shore identified the driver as Sharon McDowell, 49, of Anderson.

The McDowell family claims the officers unnecessarily fired 27 shots, one of which hit Sharon in the neck and killed her.

Tom Dunaway is the McDowell family attorney who said the evidence shows something different.

“Clearly the officers were not being confronted by Sharon,” Dunaway said. “If anything, she was trying to run from them.”

According to a lawsuit filed by Dunaway against the city, officers fired 27 shots at McDowell’s car. The suit also alleges that the officers violated the city’s chase policy.

“This was a non-felony charge and certainly one that wouldn’t require them to use excessive force,” Dunaway said.

An officer at the scene manually activated his body camera and Stewart said the footage indicates the officer acted to protect himself.

“The officer fell,” Stewart said. “He didn’t think he would have time to get up as the vehicle came at him. He did what he had to protect his life.”

Annie McDowell, the victim’s mother, said she also saw the body camera video and had a different opinion: “It was unbelievable for a police officer to be so unconcerned about a human’s life.”

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/anderson-news/woman-killed-in-police-chase/23600926

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/24278010/police-shoplifting-suspect-shot-and-killed-in-anderson

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/24794052/family-demads-police-turn-over-evidence-in-deadly-officer-involved-shooting

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/anderson-news/family-of-suspect-killed-by-police-wants-answers/23946092

http://www.independentmail.com/videos/detail/rally-for-sharon-mcdowell

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/26790085/lawsuit-filed-against-anderson-police-in-shoplifting-suspects-death

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/independentmail/obituary-preview.aspx?n=sharon-mcdowell&pid=168663882&referrer=2067

Double Murder – Killed – Steve Anthony Vandross (Fort Hill, SC)

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FORT MILL, S.C. — Two Columbia men are dead after a shooting during what was supposed to be a celebration Saturday night in Fort Mill.

Steve Vandross, 47, and Reginald Strother, 24, were pronounced dead at Carolina’s Medical Center late Saturday.

Fort Mill police said the shooting stemmed from a fight between rival motorcycle clubs.

Marko Thompson, with the Triple R Motorcycle Club out of Lancaster, rented out the National Guard Armory on Munn Road across from Fort Mill High School.

Thompson said it was supposed to be a party celebrating the club’s third anniversary together.

Fort Mill police officers were called to the armory on Munn Road around 11:30 p.m. Saturday to investigate a fight, according to a police report.

Steve Anthony Vandross, 47, and Reginald Strother, 24, were both taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where they died, York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said Monday morning. Both men lived in Columbia.

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/2-killed-motorcycle-club-part-fort-mill/ncL5J/

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24227197/two-killed-in-fort-mill-shooting

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3102292/posts

http://www.nesmithpinckneyfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2365884&fh_id=13644

Double Murder – Killed – Reginald Strother (Fort Hill, SC)

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FORT MILL, S.C. — Two Columbia men are dead after a shooting during what was supposed to be a celebration Saturday night in Fort Mill.

Steve Vandross, 47, and Reginald Strother, 24, were pronounced dead at Carolina’s Medical Center late Saturday.

Fort Mill police said the shooting stemmed from a fight between rival motorcycle clubs.

Marko Thompson, with the Triple R Motorcycle Club out of Lancaster, rented out the National Guard Armory on Munn Road across from Fort Mill High School.

Thompson said it was supposed to be a party celebrating the club’s third anniversary together.

Fort Mill police officers were called to the armory on Munn Road around 11:30 p.m. Saturday to investigate a fight, according to a police report.

Steve Anthony Vandross, 47, and Reginald Strother, 24, were both taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where they died, York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said Monday morning. Both men lived in Columbia.

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/2-killed-motorcycle-club-part-fort-mill/ncL5J/

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24227197/two-killed-in-fort-mill-shooting

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3102292/posts

http://www.nesmithpinckneyfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2365884&fh_id=13644

Killed – Charles David Whetstone (Richland County, SC)

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An early morning meeting at a Bluff Road club has left one man dead.

Charles David Whetstone, 32, of Aster Street in Columbia was pronounced dead at Baptist Hospital, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

An autopsy showed he died from a gunshot wound to the upper body, Watts said.

Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of shots fired at Club Hot Rodz on Bluff Road, at about 4 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived, they discovered a male victim with a gunshot wound, according to Sgt. Curtis Wilson.

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article13831736.html

http://www.abccolumbia.com/news/local/236217841.html

http://wach.com/news/local/shooting-at-hot-rods-leaves-one-man-dead?id=983430

http://www.wistv.com/story/24220476/deputies-investigate-early-morning-deadly-shooting

http://www.wsmv.com/story/24220476/deputies-investigate-early-morning-deadly-shooting

Killed – Mark A. Edwards (Columbia, SC)

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Columbia, SC (WLTX)–A man was shot and killed in a motel room early Friday night according to Richland County deputies.

Sergeant Curtis Wilson said a call came in a little after 7:00 PM for a welfare check on a person staying at the American Inn on Garners Lane.

Deputies arrived and when no one answered, a manager opened the door according to Wilson, and deputies found a man dead with gunshot wounds to the upper body.

That man was identified as Mark A. Edwards, 49.

http://archive.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=258558

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article13831694.html

http://www.wistv.com/story/24218837/man-found-shot-in-hotel-room-deputies-investigating

http://wach.com/news/local/murder-at-american-inn-police-discover-man-shot-in-the-head?id=983425

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestate/obituary-preview.aspx?n=mark-anthony-edwards&pid=168646559&referrer=2338

Killed – Deontre Miles (Charleston, SC)

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Charleston police have arrested two suspects in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man Wednesday night in West Ashley.

Valentino Hayward, 23, of Evergreen Street is charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, police spokesman Charles Francis said.

Anisah Pearson, 20, of Sequoia Street is charged with accessory after the fact of murder, Francis said.

Hayward and Pearson are being held in the Cannon Detention Center, where they are scheduled to have a bond hearing at 2 p.m. Friday.

The victim in the shooting has been identified as Deontre Miles of Moncks Corner, according to the Charleston County Coroner’s Office.

The shooting occurred about 8:50 p.m. behind 640 Sequoia St. The brick apartment building is located off Savannah Highway. Authorities have provided few details about what took place and have said nothing about a possible motive in the killing.

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131212/PC16/131219836/1006/victim-of-west-ashley-shooting-identifiedwww.islandpacket.com/2013/12/12/2844517/man-shot-to-death-in-charleston.html

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131212/PC16/131219836

http://www.live5news.com/story/24208042/police-investigating

http://wach.com/news/local/charleston-authorities-identify-shooting-victim?id=982586

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/24199047/man-found-shot-to-death-in-west-ashley-police-say

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/obituary.aspx?n=deontre-j-miles&pid=168506337

http://hiltonsmortuary.com/articles/bid/328856/Obituary-Deontre-J-Miles

Killed – Jody Adam Powell (Belton, SC)

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BELTON – A 41-year-old Iva father was shot and killed Wednesday night after a neighbor ran into his parked car, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

Jody Adam Powell, who lived at his parents’ home on Sunset Drive in Iva, was shot multiple times while visiting his girlfriend in Belton, Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said. He said Powell died around 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, less than an hour after the shooting.

Bobby Joe Arflin, 61, has been arrested and charged with murder, malicious injury to property and a weapons offense. He is being held at the Anderson County Detention Center.

The shooting happened at a home on Williamson Drive in Belton. The first call came into dispatchers at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. Initial reports indicated that a woman told dispatchers her boyfriend had been shot.

Shore said investigators found Powell lying in the front yard of the home. Shore said he talked with witnesses at the scene who said the shooting occurred after Powell’s vehicle was hit. He said Powell was at the Belton home visiting his girlfriend, when a resident on Williamson Drive crashed into Powell’s vehicle.

An argument erupted because of the crash, and Powell was shot multiple times.

ANDERSON, S.C.
A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for shooting another man to death during a child’s birthday party in Belton and plotting to have three witnesses kidnapped.

Prosecutor Chrissy Adams says 61-year-old Bobby Joe Arflin was sentenced Thursday after being found guilty of crimes including murder and an attempt to kidnap three witnesses.

Authorities say Arflin ran into 41-year-old Jody Adam Powell’s truck in Belton while Powell was attending a child’s birthday party. When Powell went outside to see what was going on, authorities say Arflin shot him to death.

http://www.independentmail.com/news/civil-dispute-led-deadly-shooting-belton

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/anderson-news/coroner-one-dead-after-shooting/23442524

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/south-carolina/article32622741.html

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Dr. Mary Jean Martin (Rock Hill, SC)

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A former chairwoman of Winthrop University’s Board of Trustees died Monday after investigators say her husband shot her and then shot himself at their Rock Hill home.

James Martin, 91, and his wife, Mary Jean Martin, 81, were pronounced dead at about 8:30 a.m. at their home in the Huntington Place neighborhood off Herlong Avenue, York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said. They had been married for 14 years and had no children together.

Gast called the deaths a murder-suicide.

On Tuesday, autopsy results showed that James and Mary Martin died as a result of gunshot wounds, Gast said.

Police were called to the Martin house at about 8 a.m. after a caregiver found the couple, said Executive Officer Mark Bollinger, spokesman for the Rock Hill Police Department. The door to the house at 1662 Huntcliff Drive was locked, he said, and police don’t believe anyone else was involved in the shootings.

Gast said James Martin left behind a note of instructions, telling whoever found the couple what family members to call. The note was not addressed to a specific person.

Investigators plan to submit forensic evidence to the State Law Enforcement Division, Bollinger said.

On Monday in Rock Hill, the 91-year-old husband of Mary Martin, a former chairwoman of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, shot her as she lay in bed. He then shot and killed himself and was found in that same bed, according to a police report.

So far, as the case remains under investigation, police have not conclusively determined that James H. Martin’s shooting of his wife, 81, was a mercy killing.

But for a York County prosecutor and a Rock Hill church leader – both of whom have dealt with murder-suicide and murder allegedly to end suffering – there is no such thing as a mercy killing.

“The idea that someone, even a spouse who loves the other person, would make the decision to take the life of the other is frightening,” said Willy Thompson, the 16th Circuit deputy solicitor who prosecuted Hartner. “The victim isn’t given a chance to prepare for death, to talk with family, any of that.

“Even if there is illness involved, the victim can’t prepare and no one around them can prepare.”

In the Martin case, there is no one to prosecute because the killer committed suicide.

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/education/article13831388.html

http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/andrew-dys/article12286484.html

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/former-winthrop-board-member-dead-murder-suicide/ncGsX/

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24185973/police-former-winthrop-board-of-trustees-chair-killed-in-murder-suicide

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_a9e3d76a-6275-11e3-9c92-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldonline/obituary-preview.aspx?n=mary-jean-martin&pid=168476197&referrer=2255

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121630251

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/816297/Martin-James.php

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldonline/obituary-preview.aspx?n=james-hagood-martin&pid=168491483&referrer=2255

Murder/Suicide – Dead – James Martin (Rock Hill, SC)

James Martin

A former chairwoman of Winthrop University’s Board of Trustees died Monday after investigators say her husband shot her and then shot himself at their Rock Hill home.

James Martin, 91, and his wife, Mary Jean Martin, 81, were pronounced dead at about 8:30 a.m. at their home in the Huntington Place neighborhood off Herlong Avenue, York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said. They had been married for 14 years and had no children together.

Gast called the deaths a murder-suicide.

On Tuesday, autopsy results showed that James and Mary Martin died as a result of gunshot wounds, Gast said.

Police were called to the Martin house at about 8 a.m. after a caregiver found the couple, said Executive Officer Mark Bollinger, spokesman for the Rock Hill Police Department. The door to the house at 1662 Huntcliff Drive was locked, he said, and police don’t believe anyone else was involved in the shootings.

Gast said James Martin left behind a note of instructions, telling whoever found the couple what family members to call. The note was not addressed to a specific person.

Investigators plan to submit forensic evidence to the State Law Enforcement Division, Bollinger said.

On Monday in Rock Hill, the 91-year-old husband of Mary Martin, a former chairwoman of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, shot her as she lay in bed. He then shot and killed himself and was found in that same bed, according to a police report.

So far, as the case remains under investigation, police have not conclusively determined that James H. Martin’s shooting of his wife, 81, was a mercy killing.

But for a York County prosecutor and a Rock Hill church leader – both of whom have dealt with murder-suicide and murder allegedly to end suffering – there is no such thing as a mercy killing.

“The idea that someone, even a spouse who loves the other person, would make the decision to take the life of the other is frightening,” said Willy Thompson, the 16th Circuit deputy solicitor who prosecuted Hartner. “The victim isn’t given a chance to prepare for death, to talk with family, any of that.

“Even if there is illness involved, the victim can’t prepare and no one around them can prepare.”

In the Martin case, there is no one to prosecute because the killer committed suicide.

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/education/article13831388.html

http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/andrew-dys/article12286484.html

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/former-winthrop-board-member-dead-murder-suicide/ncGsX/

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24185973/police-former-winthrop-board-of-trustees-chair-killed-in-murder-suicide

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_a9e3d76a-6275-11e3-9c92-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldonline/obituary-preview.aspx?n=mary-jean-martin&pid=168476197&referrer=2255

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121630251

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/816297/Martin-James.php

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldonline/obituary-preview.aspx?n=james-hagood-martin&pid=168491483&referrer=2255

Killed – Desmond Pierre Kennedy (Greenwood, SC)

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Early Sunday morning police responded to a fatal shooting in the city of Greenwood that left a man dead.

27-year-old Desmond Pierre Kennedy was pronounced dead by Greenwood County Coroner, Sonny Cox, just after 5 a.m.

Kennedy was found inside of his home on the 700 block of White Oak Lane by authorities.

Kennedy’s death is being investigated as a homicide, and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning.

http://wsav.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/24165705/one-dead-after-shooting-in-greenwood

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/abbeville-greenwood-news/27yearold-man-killed-in-shooting/23381292

http://www.gwdtoday.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubsectionID=27&ArticleID=27871

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/spartanburg/obituary.aspx?n=desmond-pierre-kennedy&pid=168433447

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http://indexjournal60.1upprelaunch.com/Content/Obituaries/Obituaries/Article/Desmond–Pierre-Kennedy/6/42/22447

Killed – April Infinger (Goose Creek, SC)

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Multiple witnesses who were inside a Berkeley County nightclub early Sunday say a woman celebrating her friend’s birthday was killed by a stray bullet after a fight broke out between members of a motorcycle club and other customers.

Several punches were thrown and at least 10 bikers chased a man outside the Moonshine Saloon into the parking lot, witnesses said.

April Infinger and Aubrey Cade’s husbands shielded them from the commotion as they searched for a safe way to exit, Cade said. Cade then hugged Infinger to say goodbye and to thank her for surprising her with a birthday celebration at the club.

Just as they let go, Cade said, she heard a pop and watched as her friend dropped to the ground inside the bar. She turned to look and saw that a bullet had come through the wall from the parking lot.

Infinger, 32, of Goose Creek, died at a local hospital shortly after she was shot in the back about 12:48 a.m., Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting at the club, located at 216 Myers Road in between U.S. 17A and U.S 52, but released few details Sunday about what happened inside.

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. —Three people have been arrested after the weekend shooting death of a woman at a Goose Creek nightclub.

Authorities say 32-year-old April Infinger of Goose Creek was shot early Sunday at the Moonshine Saloon. The victim was celebrating a friend’s birthday at the club when she was shot during a brawl involving other people in the parking lot.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s office says 33-year-old Shearon Lamar Bennett has been charged with murder. Two other people, 45-year-old Darrell Bennett and 41-year-old April Cartin are charged with obstruction of justice and accused of hindering the investigation. Authorities said the Bennetts are brothers.

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131208/PC16/131209463/1009/friend-32-year-old-woman-killed-after-brawl-broke-out-at-berkeley-county-nightclub&source=RSS

http://www.wyff4.com/news/columbia-statewide-news/woman-killed-in-brawl-at-sc-bar/23391030

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/24164856/woman-shot-killed-at-moonshine-saloon-in-goose-creek

http://www.live5news.com/story/24165258/third-suspect-arrested-in-fatal-bar-shooting

http://hosting-24911.tributes.com/obituary/show/April-Delores-Infinger-97306990

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greenvilleonline/obituary.aspx?pid=168457501

Killed – David Lionel Jenkins (Florence, SC)

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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 00:39:08 GMT — Florence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent homicide at a home on Aline Street in East Florence.

A man was shot to death inside a home, according to Captain Michael Nunn.

Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken says the man who died is David Lionel Jenkins, 48, of Timmonsville.

He says the body will be sent to Charleston Wednesday for an autopsy.

Nunn says neighbors heard a gunshot, then saw two men drive away from the home in an older model black Chevrolet pickup.

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:23:43 GMT — Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office have obtained arrest warrants for Gregory Tywone Canty, 33, of Hemingway in connection with the December 3rd murder of David Lionel Jenkins of Florence.

Canty is accused of providing transportation to and from the crime scene for Nathaniel Nesmith and Donald Roy Dollard, with knowledge that they intended to enter the store on Aline Street in Florence with weapons and rob the occupants, according to investigators.

During the robbery, Jenkins was shot and killed.

Nesmith and Dollard were identified by an anonymous tip to law enforcement.

Canty is charged with Armed Robbery While Armed with a Deadly Weapon, Murder and Criminal Conspiracy.

Canty is currently in custody at the Williamsburg County Detention Center where he is charged with Robbery of a bank in Hemingway.

According to Captain Mike Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, the victim was found shortly after 6 p.m. near 650 Aline Street. Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken identified the deceased as David Lionel Jenkins, 48, of Timmonsville.

http://wpde.com/news/local/deputies-investigating-shooting-death-in-florence?id=979031#.UqCGi-K8xIc

http://wpde.com/news/local/deputies-investigating-shooting-death-in-florence?id=979031

http://wpde.com/news/local/third-person-arrested-in-florence-shooting-death?id=991750

http://www.scnow.com/news/article_df6a4820-5c89-11e3-9c61-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.kingstreenews.com/article/20140114/KTN01/140119944/

http://www.kingstreenews.com/article/20131225/KTN01/131229950/1059

http://www.scnow.com/obituaries/article_14ed39a0-a303-5892-82d6-cf730ab393fb.html

Killed – Baby – Madison Dolford (Hartsville, SC)

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Hartsville police have charged Timothy Sanders, 40, with Murder and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Crime in the shooting death of 21-month-old Madison Dolford, according to Hartsville City Manager Natalie Zeigler.

Zeigler says the child’s mother, April Dixon, is charged with Accessory After the Fact of Murder and Misprison of a Felony. Sanders says he is the child’s father, but Hartsville Police Chief James Hudson says it will up to state police to determine through DNA testing if that is the case.

The pair also face drug charges.

A bond hearing is scheduled for them Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 at the Darlington County Detention Center.

The toddler was shot in the back yard of a home on Bell Avenue about 6:15 p.m. Monday. Authorities say the shooting followed an argument between adults. Investigators say whether the child was the intended target or whether she was hit by a stray bullet is not clear at this time.

Starting around October 2nd, April Dixon, 23, and Timothy Sanders, 40, conspired to murder their 21-month-old daughter, Madison Dolford, according to arrests warrants from the State Law Enforcement Division.

HARTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) – The state is seeking the death penalty for the mother of a 21-month-old girl who was shot and killed in Hartsville in December 2013, officials confirmed Wednesday.

http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=978582#.Vd0e4yVViko

http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=985193#.Vd0e6iVViko

http://www.wafb.com/story/29116038/state-seeks-death-penalty-for-mother-of-21-month-old-girl-shot-and-killed-in-hartsville

http://www.wistv.com/story/24117054/hartsville-police-investigate-fatal-shooting

http://www.943wsc.com/articles/lowcountry-headlines-124237/parents-charged-in-death-of-baby-11878089/

http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=1131563#.Vd0fVCVViko

http://www.wltx.com/story/news/crime/2015/05/21/death-penalty-sought-against-mom-in-toddler-death/27706953/

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/guns/toddler-madison-dolford-shot-death-mother-april-dixon-and-possible-father-timothy

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24117054/hartsville-police-investigate-fatal-shooting

http://easyfhweb.com/restinpeace.aspx?MemberId=128323&MName=Madison%20%20Dolford&FLVId=14

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Charleston, SC)

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — One person was found dead near a dumpster after officers responded to a call about a shooting Sunday, said officials with the North Charleston Police Department.

Police made two arrests in the case Monday night after witnesses identified the suspects through photographs.

According to the North Charleston Police Department, Michael Ferguson and Destil Cordrew were charged in the murder and attempted murder. Police found Ferguson in a home on Bennett Yard Road; Cordrew was found at a home on Outwood Drive in Charleston County.

In addition to the murder and attempted murder charges, Cordrew was also charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

At the Outwood Drive home, police found marijuana and cocaine as well as a 10-year-old girl. As a result, Cordrew was charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and unlawful conduct towards a child.

The girl’s mother, identified by police as Laquinta Smalls, was also arrested on drug charges.

Officials responded to the area of Dorsey and Dorchester roads at about 7 p.m. after a man said he’d been shot, officials said. Officials said one victim was found unresponsive near a dumpster and was pronounced dead at the scene.

That man was identified Monday by the coroner’s office as 31-year-old Cedric James. The coroner’s office said James died from gunshot wounds.

The second victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, officials said.

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/24107636/victim-found-dead-near-dumpster-in-north-charleston

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131203/PC16/131209846/1177/north-charleston-police-arrest-two-men-in-fatal-shooting

http://www.live5news.com/story/24107355/police-investigating-after-person-found-dead-near-dumpster

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/obituary.aspx?n=cedric-ramaal-james&pid=168341960

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Cedric-Ramaal-James-97292532

Double Shooting – Killed – Cedric James (Charleston, SC)

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — One person was found dead near a dumpster after officers responded to a call about a shooting Sunday, said officials with the North Charleston Police Department.

Police made two arrests in the case Monday night after witnesses identified the suspects through photographs.

According to the North Charleston Police Department, Michael Ferguson and Destil Cordrew were charged in the murder and attempted murder. Police found Ferguson in a home on Bennett Yard Road; Cordrew was found at a home on Outwood Drive in Charleston County.

In addition to the murder and attempted murder charges, Cordrew was also charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

At the Outwood Drive home, police found marijuana and cocaine as well as a 10-year-old girl. As a result, Cordrew was charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and unlawful conduct towards a child.

The girl’s mother, identified by police as Laquinta Smalls, was also arrested on drug charges.

Officials responded to the area of Dorsey and Dorchester roads at about 7 p.m. after a man said he’d been shot, officials said. Officials said one victim was found unresponsive near a dumpster and was pronounced dead at the scene.

That man was identified Monday by the coroner’s office as 31-year-old Cedric James. The coroner’s office said James died from gunshot wounds.

The second victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, officials said.

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/24107636/victim-found-dead-near-dumpster-in-north-charleston

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131203/PC16/131209846/1177/north-charleston-police-arrest-two-men-in-fatal-shooting

http://www.live5news.com/story/24107355/police-investigating-after-person-found-dead-near-dumpster

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/obituary.aspx?n=cedric-ramaal-james&pid=168341960

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Cedric-Ramaal-James-97292532

Killed – Sandra Nelson Pruitt (Fountain Inn, SC)

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FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – No bond has been set for John Pruitt, the man charged with fatally shooting Sandra Nelson Pruitt in Fountain Inn over the weekend.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Office officials said deputies arrested Pruitt Sunday. He has been charged with murder.

Pruitt appeared before a judge Sunday night. His bond hearing will be set at a later date.

Sandra Nelson Pruitt, 53, was found dead in her Fountain Inn home, according to the Greenville County Coroner’s office. Investigators said Sandra Nelson Pruitt was shot while she and another individual were arguing at 9 a.m. Sunday.

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. —Deputies have charged a man with murder after his stepmother was found shot to death inside her home, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Drew Pinciaro of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said John Pruitt, 46, is charged with murder in the death of his stepmother Sandra Nelson Pruitt.

http://www.independentmail.com/news/man-charged-deadly-shooting-fountain-inn-home

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/greenville-news/deputies-woman-found-shot-to-death-at-home/23232196

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/24105494/court-officials-arrest-made-in-deadly-fountain-inn-shooting

http://wbtw.com/2013/12/03/sc-grandmother-fatally-shot-by-stepson-during-argument-deputies-say/

Killed – Jeffrey Dolford (Lamar, SC)

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One man is dead and another has been arrested after a shooting at a home on Old Timers Court near Lamar in Darlington County, said Captain Andy Locklair with the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office.

Jeffrey Clayton Dolford, 30, of Olanta was identified by Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee as the victim of the shooting. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Capt. Locklair, Dolford got into an argument with Shayne Baxley, just after midnight Sunday, and Baxley allegedly shot and killed Dolford. According to jail records, Baxley is a 31-year-old Lamar resident.

Capt. Locklair confirmed Baxley was arrested and faces the following charges: murder, possession of a firearm during a violent crime, unlawful possession of a firearm – convicted felon, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

DARLINGTON, S.C. — One man is dead and a second in custody following a shooting late Saturday night in the Oates community of rural Darlington County.

Dolford was pronounced dead at an Oldtimers Court residence about 11 p.m., Hardee wrote in a release issued Sunday afternoon.

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24105104/1-dead-1-in-custody-after-shooting-in-darlington-county

http://www.scnow.com/news/local/article_79947aa6-5aaa-11e3-bb0a-001a4bcf6878.html

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/02/the-gun-report-thanksgiving-weekend-edition/?_r=0

http://www.scnow.com/obituaries/article_3263fb04-f130-5249-8174-5e7a1f8e6db2.html

Double Shooting – Killed – John Michael Hinnant (Chester County, SC)

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One person was killed and another wounded in what the Chester County Sheriff’s Office is calling an “assault between several subjects.”

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon on Steele Road, which is in the Blackstock Community.

Officials told WBTV that one person, later identified as 30-year-old John Michael Hinnant, was killed, and another, 24-year-old Charles F. Green, III, suffered minor gunshot injuries.

Deputies said it took them less than 15 minutes to locate all the people involved from different places throughout the county. They have not said how many people were involved.

One man, Brian Robert Christopher, 28, has been arrested in connection to the crime. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24078877/man-arrested-after-1-killed-1-shot-in-chester

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24078877/man-arrested-after-1-killed-1-shot-in-chester

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/officials-investigate-fatal-shooting-chester-co/nb5L4/

http://www.onlinechester.com/content/man-reportedly-shot-suspects-being-sought

http://www.wafb.com/story/24078877/man-arrested-after-1-killed-1-shot-in-chester

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/24078877/man-arrested-after-1-killed-1-shot-in-chester

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/03/11065414/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/onlinechester/obituary.aspx?pid=168328652

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Chester County, SC)

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One person was killed and another wounded in what the Chester County Sheriff’s Office is calling an “assault between several subjects.”

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon on Steele Road, which is in the Blackstock Community.

Officials told WBTV that one person, later identified as 30-year-old John Michael Hinnant, was killed, and another, 24-year-old Charles F. Green, III, suffered minor gunshot injuries.

Deputies said it took them less than 15 minutes to locate all the people involved from different places throughout the county. They have not said how many people were involved.

One man, Brian Robert Christopher, 28, has been arrested in connection to the crime. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24078877/man-arrested-after-1-killed-1-shot-in-chester

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24078877/man-arrested-after-1-killed-1-shot-in-chester

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/officials-investigate-fatal-shooting-chester-co/nb5L4/

http://www.onlinechester.com/content/man-reportedly-shot-suspects-being-sought

http://www.wafb.com/story/24078877/man-arrested-after-1-killed-1-shot-in-chester

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/24078877/man-arrested-after-1-killed-1-shot-in-chester

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/03/11065414/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/onlinechester/obituary.aspx?pid=168328652

Killed – Cortland Gore (Conway, SC)

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The victim’s identity and cause of death from Saturday night’s apparent homicide on Highway 22 and 701 in Conway was released Sunday afternoon.

Cortland Gore, 25, from North Carolina died from a single gun shot wound based on preliminary autopsy reports, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler.

Around 5:45 Sunday morning, a man was taken into custody in Little River in connection with the apparent homicide, according to the Horry County Police Department.

Christopher Evon Smith, 30, of Little River, has been charged with murder and is currently in custody at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, according to the HCPD news release.

Another man, 40-year-old Aaron Lee Campbell of Raleigh, North Carolina, has been charged with forgery less than $10,000 in connection with this incident, and is also in custody at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Horry County Coroner Darris Fowler identified the victim as 25-year-old Cortland Gore from North Carolina. Fowler said the preliminary autopsy results suggest Gore died from trauma sustained from a single gunshot wound.

Detectives learned that before the shooting, a drug transaction took place between Gore and Smith, where the money used was counterfeit. As a result, Smith began following Gore to the intersection of Highway 701 and Highway 22, where multiple shots were fired, the release states. The victim was struck, and Campbell fled the car without injury and ran to safety.

A Loris man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to charges connected to a deadly shooting that occurred in 2013.

Christopher Evon Smith, 31, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder, according to 15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson.

Smith shot and killed 25-year-old Cortland Gore from North Carolina on Nov. 23, 2013 between Conway and Loris. Gore was in a vehicle when he was shot.

Also in the vehicle was Aaron Lee Campbell, 41, of Raleigh, N.C. He escaped injury during the gunfire.

http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=975588#.VdDas7JVikp

http://www.myhorrynews.com/crime_and_courts/article_fca6a400-7b01-11e4-876f-e76d4d449e39.html

http://wbtw.com/2013/11/24/police-investigate-death-near-hwy-701-in-horry-county/

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_df26bb06-569d-11e3-9716-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/24073682/man-charged-in-horry-county-shooting-death

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24054685/horry-county-police

http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=975876#.VdDazbJViko

Double Shooting – Killed – Dorothy Hendrix (Anderson County, SC)

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ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (WYFF) – A 76-year-old Upstate woman was killed in an exchange of gunfire with three men, according to a coroner.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said Dorothy Hendrix was shot to death at her home early Saturday morning. She suffered gunshot wounds to her right shoulder that hit an artery, and to the lower right abdomen. Shore said Hendrix died from blood loss.

The sheriff’s office said a neighbor reported gunshots at the home on Rayben Lane just after 1 a.m.

“She’d help anybody. Didn’t even have to ask for it. Anybody she would help,” brother Ronnie Lollis said.

Shore said Hendrix came home to find three men outside her house and became involved in a gunfight with them.

Lt. Sheila Cole with the sheriff’s office said investigators interviewed a hospitalized suspect, who is listed in stable condition.

Investigators said the motive for Saturday’s incident was robbery. The victim’s purse was found across the street from her home, near the area where the suspect who was shot was found, according to Cole.

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. —A 76-year-old woman killed in a shootout was targeted because of large sums of money she carried in connection to a business she worked at, the Anderson County sheriff says.

Anderson County deputies say they executed a search warrant at Dorothy Hendrix’s workplace. They confiscated 15 illegal gambling machines from 3454 Cinema Center in Anderson Tuesday afternoon.

Family members tell deputies that Hendrix, who was killed in an exchange of gunfire at her home on Rayben Lane, was involved in the day-to-day operations at the business and often returned home in the early morning house with large sums of money.

Investigator said the shooting happened during an apparent armed robbery, which they believe stemmed from the money she brought home from the business.

Steven Benard Hagood, 33, Tereba Racquel Geer, 26, and Bradacious Terrell Galloway, 23 are all charged in the murder. Hagood was hospitalized after being shot in the arm during the incident. Deputies questioned him in the hospital.

http://www.wistv.com/story/24052396/76-year-old-sc-woman-killed-in-shootout

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/anderson-news/authorities-seize-illegal-gambling-machines-from-homicide-victims-workplace/23169604

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/anderson-news/dorothy-hendrix-shot-to-death-outside-her-home/23139108

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/s-woman-76-killed-shootout-gambling-cash-sheriff-article-1.1534233

http://wsav.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/24051002/charges-against-hospitalized-suspect-currently-pending

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Anderson County, SC)

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ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (WYFF) – A 76-year-old Upstate woman was killed in an exchange of gunfire with three men, according to a coroner.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said Dorothy Hendrix was shot to death at her home early Saturday morning. She suffered gunshot wounds to her right shoulder that hit an artery, and to the lower right abdomen. Shore said Hendrix died from blood loss.

The sheriff’s office said a neighbor reported gunshots at the home on Rayben Lane just after 1 a.m.

“She’d help anybody. Didn’t even have to ask for it. Anybody she would help,” brother Ronnie Lollis said.

Shore said Hendrix came home to find three men outside her house and became involved in a gunfight with them.

Lt. Sheila Cole with the sheriff’s office said investigators interviewed a hospitalized suspect, who is listed in stable condition.

Investigators said the motive for Saturday’s incident was robbery. The victim’s purse was found across the street from her home, near the area where the suspect who was shot was found, according to Cole.

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. —A 76-year-old woman killed in a shootout was targeted because of large sums of money she carried in connection to a business she worked at, the Anderson County sheriff says.

Anderson County deputies say they executed a search warrant at Dorothy Hendrix’s workplace. They confiscated 15 illegal gambling machines from 3454 Cinema Center in Anderson Tuesday afternoon.

Family members tell deputies that Hendrix, who was killed in an exchange of gunfire at her home on Rayben Lane, was involved in the day-to-day operations at the business and often returned home in the early morning house with large sums of money.

Investigator said the shooting happened during an apparent armed robbery, which they believe stemmed from the money she brought home from the business.

Steven Benard Hagood, 33, Tereba Racquel Geer, 26, and Bradacious Terrell Galloway, 23 are all charged in the murder. Hagood was hospitalized after being shot in the arm during the incident. Deputies questioned him in the hospital.

http://www.wistv.com/story/24052396/76-year-old-sc-woman-killed-in-shootout

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/anderson-news/authorities-seize-illegal-gambling-machines-from-homicide-victims-workplace/23169604

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/anderson-news/dorothy-hendrix-shot-to-death-outside-her-home/23139108

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/s-woman-76-killed-shootout-gambling-cash-sheriff-article-1.1534233

http://wsav.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/24051002/charges-against-hospitalized-suspect-currently-pending

Killed – Jerrit Timberson (Beaufort, SC)

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A Marine from the Metro East is dead and another is in custody after they tried to rob a drug dealer in South Carolina, police say.

Police say Jerrit J. Timberson, 20, a Marine who used to live in Fairview Heights, and Kelsey T. Dent, 18, a Marine formerly of Belleville, planned to rob a man during a marijuana deal in Beaufort, S.C., about 9:30 Friday night.

They pulled out fake pistols in an attempt to rob 21-year-old Kyle Lyttle of Beaufort, police say. But Lyttle, who was selling the marijuana, pulled out a real handgun and shot Timberson, police say.

Timberson died at a hospital in Beaufort.

A man believed to have shot and killed a Beaufort Marine who attempted to rob him was indicted Thursday on marijuana charges related to the case, however, no new charges were added, according to the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Karl Lyttle, 21, of Beaufort was indicted by a grand jury on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within close proximity of a school. However, he has not been charged with shooting 20-year-old Pfc. Jerrit Timberson of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.

Three Marines, who have since been discharged from the Corps, and Timberson’s wife also were indicted Thursday, in connection with the alleged Nov. 23 armed robbery of Lyttle, a Solicitor’s Office news release said.

Pfc. Kelsey Dent, 19; Pfc. Brandi Hardy, 20; Pfc. Sierra Powers, 19; and Champagne White-Timberson, 19, Timberson’s wife, were all indicted Thursday on criminal conspiracy charges. Dent also was indicted on an armed robbery charge, according to the release.

On Nov. 23, Dent and Timberson attempted to rob Lyttle with fake guns during a marijuana deal in the Mossy Oaks neighborhood, authorities have said. They believe Lyttle pulled a real gun and shot Timberson, who later died.

Dent was arrested the night of the robbery attempt. Timberson’s wife was charged Nov. 25. Charges for Hardy and Powers followed Nov. 27. All four were charged with criminal conspiracy for planning the robbery attempt, arranging for Dent and Timberson to purchase marijuana from Lyttle and rob him with fake pistols during the deal, authorities have said.

Dent and Timberson were stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Hardy and Powers were stationed at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.

The three charged Marines were “administratively separated” after the robbery attempt and received other than honorable discharges, according to public affairs officers at the bases. Marines who receive an other-than-honorable discharge are not eligible for post-service benefits, according to Corps’ regulations.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/marine-from-the-metro-east-killed-in-deadly-drug-deal/article_c8ae425f-3adc-5f62-940b-8481fa53e962.html

http://www.islandpacket.com/2014/02/20/2961213/no-shooting-charge-added-in-beaufort.html

http://wvtm.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/24050460/breaking-police-on-scene-of-fatal-shooting-in-beaufort

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/3-marines-charged-in-sc-robbery-that-left-1-marine-dead/

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/military/article13839002.html

http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/11/25/2814801_beaufort-marines-wife-charged.html?rh=1

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24299153/marines-charged-in-armed-robbery-will-be-dismissed-from-marine-corps

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/806975/Timberson-Pfc-Jerrit-.php

Killed – Dominique Ladson (Charleston, SC)

Dominique Ladson

A search commenced Wednesday night for two gunmen after a 25-year-old man was shot dead inside his North Charleston-area home, but the reason behind the slaying remains a mystery.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified the dead man as Dominique Ladson. He died at the scene from a gunshot wound.

According to Chief Inspector Chris Brokaw, deputies were called to Ladson’s home on Tedder Street shortly before 9:30 p.m. following reports of shots fired. The home, a single-story brick apartment with an adjoining unit, is off Ashley Phosphate Road near Northside Drive.

When deputies arrived at the home, they saw Ladson’s 29-year-old cousin standing in the kitchen talking on a phone. Ladson was lying on the floor, fatally struck by a bullet, according to an incident report.

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131121/PC16/131129905/1006/sheriff-x2019-s-deputies-investigating-fatal-shooting-in-north-charleston

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131121/PC16/131129905

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/24028898/one-killed-during-reported-home-invasion

http://counton2.com/2013/11/21/one-dead-after-home-invasion-in-north-charleston/

http://www.live5news.com/story/24076985/one-person-dead-in-apparent-home-invasion

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/obituary.aspx?n=dominique-stephen-ladson&pid=168126942

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/obituary.aspx?n=dominique-stephen-ladson&pid=168190191

http://www.dickersonmortuary.net/obits/obituary.php?id=581675

Killed – Maurice Kemp (Colleton County, SC)

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A 30-year-old man was shot to death near Walterboro early Wednesday morning.

The Colleton County Coroner’s Office did not immediately release his identity.

A witness called 911 at 4:43 a.m. and told dispatchers that someone heard about three shots and saw a person lying face down in front of 16 Brights Court, Colleton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Amye Stivender said. Deputies found a 30-year-old man who had been shot in the head and abdomen.

Colleton County Fire and Rescue took the man to the Colleton Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

A jury found a 27-year-old Colleton County man guilty of shooting and killing another man and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Jurors convicted Tequan L. Brown of voluntary manslaughter, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and obstruction of justice for the Nov. 20, 2013, shooting death of Maurice Kemp outside of 22 Brights Court in Walterboro.

The case faced many hurdles, said Assistant Solicitor Tameaka Legette, a member of the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office Career Criminal Prosecution Team. The primary witness in the case, Coco Boulwares, died in a car crash in April 2015, and the defendant changed his story several times.

In the 2013 incident, Boulwares went to the homes at Brights Court, following an argument with Kemp. Distraught, Kemp went to Brights Court in search of Boulwares. Kemp went to Brown’s home first, but soon discovered that Boulwares was next door. As Kemp and Boulwares were leaving, Brown came out of his home, armed with a gun. An argument ensued and Brown began shooting. Kemp was shot and later died.

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131120/PC16/131129977/1006/man-shot-to-death-early-this-morning-in-colleton-county

http://counton2.com/2015/06/29/colleton-county-man-sentenced-to-30-years-in-voluntary-manslaughter-case/

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131120/PC16/131129977/man-shot-to-death-in-colleton-county

http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/24019388/deputies-investigating-early-morning-shooting-in-colleton-county

http://www.wistv.com/story/24019388/deputies-investigating-early-morning-shooting-in-colleton-county

http://www.colletontoday.com/news/trial-for-fatal-shooting-included-dead-witnesses-changing-testimonies-court/article_da572234-2016-11e5-8264-f7525f3dd333.html

Killed – Jordan Poirier (Rock Hill, SC)

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Laterrious Demonte Ashley of Rock Hill pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to shooting Poirier, 20, at the Stone Haven apartment complex off of Celanese Road on Nov. 19, 2013. Ashley, 21, was sentenced by Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons to 25 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter, burglary, attempted armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and conspiracy. He initially faced a murder charge.

The incident was reported around 5:30 p.m. at Stone Haven Pointe Apartments off of Celanese Road, according to the Rock Hill Police Department.

http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/crime/article12316559.html

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24015185/one-dead-in-rock-hill-apartment-shooting-police-say

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/incoming/article9240800.html

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article13830173.html

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/police-search-shooters-rock-hill-homicide/nbyK6/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/19/man-pleads-in-rock-hill-apartment-shooting/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldonline/obituary-preview.aspx?n=jordan-daniel-poirier&pid=168120236&referrer=2255

http://www.mlfordsons.com/obits/obituary.php?id=399169

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gastongazette/obituary.aspx?n=jordan-poirier&pid=168113682&

Killed – Willie Gilmore (Columbia, SC)

Willie Gilmore

The second deadly shooting happened on the 2500 block of Bailey Street in The Colony apartment complex shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday.

CPD officers called to that scene found Willie Gilmore, 22, of Head Street in Columbia lying on the ground with gunshot wounds to the upper body. He was taken to a local hospital but died from his injuries at 1:25 a.m.

Investigators believe Gilmore may have been involved in an argument before he was shot.

http://coladaily.com/2013/11/17/2-killed-3-wounded-in-3-separate-columbia-shootings/

http://www.wistv.com/story/23992675/columbia-interim-police-chief-says-weekend-shootings-not-related-not-random-acts

http://www.columbiapd.net/unsolved-cases.html

http://host-43.242.54.159.gannett.com/news/article/256068/2/CPD-Columbia-Fatal-Shooting-Victims-Identified

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestate/obituary-preview.aspx?n=willie-antony-gilmore&pid=168131739&referrer=2338

Killed – Charles Benson Cantrell (Friendship, SC)

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ENECA – A Saturday traffic stop led to the arrest of a Seneca man in connection with a homicide in the Friendship community.

Oconee County sheriff’s deputies arrested Joshua Randall Ferguson, 36, of Seneca just after noon Saturday. He was in temporary custody Saturday night at the Oconee County Detention Center while investigators pursued warrants against him for murder and weapons charges, officials said.

Charles Benson Cantrell, 46, of Salem was fatally shot Friday night, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said.

Cantrell’s body was discovered by deputies around 9:30 p.m. Friday behind the home at 239 Webb Road.

“It is believed that the victim was shot with a firearm by the suspect over a disagreement between the two,” Crenshaw said. “Deputies were dispatched to the residence after receiving a call about hearing gunfire. The victim was discovered lying facedown in the rear yard of the home.”

Investigators said Ferguson lived next door to the property where Cantrell was found, according to a sheriff’s office statement. Cantrell was an acquaintance of the owner of 239 Webb Road, according to the statement.

http://www.independentmail.com/news/seneca-man-arrested-fatal-shooting

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/oconee-pickens-news/ocso-1-dead-after-shooting/23000914

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/18/weekend-gun-report-november-15-17-2013/

http://www.oconeelaw.com/news/?p=1332

http://wspa.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/23986631/man-found-in-oconee-county-backyard-identified

Triple Shooting – Killed – Nathaniel McKelvin III (Columbia, SC)

Nathaniel McKelvin III

In another incident that took place four miles away near the Greenview neighborhood Friday, three people were shot, Santiago said.

All were believed to be outside of a residence in the 700 block of Martha Street around 9 p.m. when shots were fired. One victim was found in front of a home. That man, identified later by Richland County Coroner Gary Watts as Nathaniel McKelvin III, 21, of Cindy Drive in Columbia, died at the scene of gunshot wounds to the upper body, Watts said.

Two other males were taken to local hospitals, Santiago said. Their conditions were not known Sunday night.

At 21 years of age, Nathaniel McKelvin III (Nate) was shot at friend’s house in Columbia, South Carolina. He had gone to the home to get a haircut. The former high school football player had just earned his commercial driver’s license and was days away from starting a new job. While sitting on the porch, a car drove by and a hail of bullets rang out. To date, no arrests have been made. His cousin, Katurah Hall, writes of the anguish her family feels.

On November 15, 2013, my world shattered into a million pieces. Why? Because of a coward with a gun.

Before that day, I never really thought about the gun control issue, one way or another, but after that day, it has become my life’s mission. That day I lost my cousin Nate. He was like my brother. We grew up together, and he was only three years older than me.

I don’t want him to ever be forgotten. I’ve never, ever, felt a pain like this before, ever. There is a hole in my heart everyday. He won’t ever see another Christmas or another birthday. We miss him so much. My grandparents had to bury their grandchild, his mother had to bury her only son. Her baby… She had to do the same for his father 21 years ago. I just can’t imagine. And all of that, because of a coward with a gun. My cousin died on a Friday. He was supposed to go leave for his new job that Sunday. He was so excited. We were all so proud. He was proud.

My heart is broken. Our hearts are broken. We miss him so much, but we know he will no longer hurt, or deal with the things in this life we have to deal with. He isn’t suffering. But this wouldn’t have happened if the people who shot him didn’t have a gun. My cousin wasn’t a thug or a hood. He wasn’t just another black man shot in the news. He was a student, a hard worker, an uncle, a son, grandson, cousin, brother, best friend, and so handsome. We love and miss him.

But what hope for a world free of gun violence is there if 20 babies could be shot and killed in their school? If my cousin could be gunned down at a friend’s home? How can I find justice for him, if it seems those in charge are powerless or don’t want to help? We love him, always will. There will be justice. I can’t tell you when, or how, but somehow, all of us who are missing a loved one because of gun violence will find justice and peace.

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article13829285.html

http://momsdemandaction.org/faces-of-courage/dont-want-ever-forgotten-grieving-cousin-speaks-moms-demand-action/

http://coladaily.com/2013/11/17/2-killed-3-wounded-in-3-separate-columbia-shootings/

http://www.wvoc.com/articles/wvoc-news-146213/6-shot-2-die-in-richland-11833517/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestate/obituary-preview.aspx?n=nathaniel-mckelvin&pid=168094318&referrer=2338

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Columbia, SC)

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In another incident that took place four miles away near the Greenview neighborhood Friday, three people were shot, Santiago said.

All were believed to be outside of a residence in the 700 block of Martha Street around 9 p.m. when shots were fired. One victim was found in front of a home. That man, identified later by Richland County Coroner Gary Watts as Nathaniel McKelvin III, 21, of Cindy Drive in Columbia, died at the scene of gunshot wounds to the upper body, Watts said.

Two other males were taken to local hospitals, Santiago said. Their conditions were not known Sunday night.

At 21 years of age, Nathaniel McKelvin III (Nate) was shot at friend’s house in Columbia, South Carolina. He had gone to the home to get a haircut. The former high school football player had just earned his commercial driver’s license and was days away from starting a new job. While sitting on the porch, a car drove by and a hail of bullets rang out. To date, no arrests have been made. His cousin, Katurah Hall, writes of the anguish her family feels.

On November 15, 2013, my world shattered into a million pieces. Why? Because of a coward with a gun.

Before that day, I never really thought about the gun control issue, one way or another, but after that day, it has become my life’s mission. That day I lost my cousin Nate. He was like my brother. We grew up together, and he was only three years older than me.

I don’t want him to ever be forgotten. I’ve never, ever, felt a pain like this before, ever. There is a hole in my heart everyday. He won’t ever see another Christmas or another birthday. We miss him so much. My grandparents had to bury their grandchild, his mother had to bury her only son. Her baby… She had to do the same for his father 21 years ago. I just can’t imagine. And all of that, because of a coward with a gun. My cousin died on a Friday. He was supposed to go leave for his new job that Sunday. He was so excited. We were all so proud. He was proud.

My heart is broken. Our hearts are broken. We miss him so much, but we know he will no longer hurt, or deal with the things in this life we have to deal with. He isn’t suffering. But this wouldn’t have happened if the people who shot him didn’t have a gun. My cousin wasn’t a thug or a hood. He wasn’t just another black man shot in the news. He was a student, a hard worker, an uncle, a son, grandson, cousin, brother, best friend, and so handsome. We love and miss him.

But what hope for a world free of gun violence is there if 20 babies could be shot and killed in their school? If my cousin could be gunned down at a friend’s home? How can I find justice for him, if it seems those in charge are powerless or don’t want to help? We love him, always will. There will be justice. I can’t tell you when, or how, but somehow, all of us who are missing a loved one because of gun violence will find justice and peace.

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article13829285.html

http://momsdemandaction.org/faces-of-courage/dont-want-ever-forgotten-grieving-cousin-speaks-moms-demand-action/

http://coladaily.com/2013/11/17/2-killed-3-wounded-in-3-separate-columbia-shootings/

http://www.wvoc.com/articles/wvoc-news-146213/6-shot-2-die-in-richland-11833517/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestate/obituary-preview.aspx?n=nathaniel-mckelvin&pid=168094318&referrer=2338

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Columbia, SC)

male

In another incident that took place four miles away near the Greenview neighborhood Friday, three people were shot, Santiago said.

All were believed to be outside of a residence in the 700 block of Martha Street around 9 p.m. when shots were fired. One victim was found in front of a home. That man, identified later by Richland County Coroner Gary Watts as Nathaniel McKelvin III, 21, of Cindy Drive in Columbia, died at the scene of gunshot wounds to the upper body, Watts said.

Two other males were taken to local hospitals, Santiago said. Their conditions were not known Sunday night.

At 21 years of age, Nathaniel McKelvin III (Nate) was shot at friend’s house in Columbia, South Carolina. He had gone to the home to get a haircut. The former high school football player had just earned his commercial driver’s license and was days away from starting a new job. While sitting on the porch, a car drove by and a hail of bullets rang out. To date, no arrests have been made. His cousin, Katurah Hall, writes of the anguish her family feels.

On November 15, 2013, my world shattered into a million pieces. Why? Because of a coward with a gun.

Before that day, I never really thought about the gun control issue, one way or another, but after that day, it has become my life’s mission. That day I lost my cousin Nate. He was like my brother. We grew up together, and he was only three years older than me.

I don’t want him to ever be forgotten. I’ve never, ever, felt a pain like this before, ever. There is a hole in my heart everyday. He won’t ever see another Christmas or another birthday. We miss him so much. My grandparents had to bury their grandchild, his mother had to bury her only son. Her baby… She had to do the same for his father 21 years ago. I just can’t imagine. And all of that, because of a coward with a gun. My cousin died on a Friday. He was supposed to go leave for his new job that Sunday. He was so excited. We were all so proud. He was proud.

My heart is broken. Our hearts are broken. We miss him so much, but we know he will no longer hurt, or deal with the things in this life we have to deal with. He isn’t suffering. But this wouldn’t have happened if the people who shot him didn’t have a gun. My cousin wasn’t a thug or a hood. He wasn’t just another black man shot in the news. He was a student, a hard worker, an uncle, a son, grandson, cousin, brother, best friend, and so handsome. We love and miss him.

But what hope for a world free of gun violence is there if 20 babies could be shot and killed in their school? If my cousin could be gunned down at a friend’s home? How can I find justice for him, if it seems those in charge are powerless or don’t want to help? We love him, always will. There will be justice. I can’t tell you when, or how, but somehow, all of us who are missing a loved one because of gun violence will find justice and peace.

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article13829285.html

http://momsdemandaction.org/faces-of-courage/dont-want-ever-forgotten-grieving-cousin-speaks-moms-demand-action/

http://coladaily.com/2013/11/17/2-killed-3-wounded-in-3-separate-columbia-shootings/

http://www.wvoc.com/articles/wvoc-news-146213/6-shot-2-die-in-richland-11833517/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestate/obituary-preview.aspx?n=nathaniel-mckelvin&pid=168094318&referrer=2338

Double Murder – Killed – Elizabeth Brooke Bourne (Greenwood, SC)

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GREENWOOD, SC (WYFF) – Police have arrested a man after the bodies of two women were discovered in a motel Wednesday evening, according to the Greenwood Police Department.

According to police, Terrance Thomas, 28, of Greenwood was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of murder and one count of using a deadly weapon during a violent crime.

Thomas will go before a judge Friday morning for arraignment, police said.

According to police, the two bodies were found in a room at the Extended Stay Motel by a maintenance worker at 5 p.m.

Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox identified the victims as Elizabeth Brooke Bourne, of Greenwood, who would have turned 34 Thursday, and 38-year-old Danielle Quinn Graham, of Ware Shoals.

It culminated a trail of terror Thomas apparently blazed through Greenwood the 24 hours leading up to the murders. The weapons conviction stemmed from a shooting at the Amber Chase apartment complex the night of Nov. 12. Thomas fired seven shots from a.45-caliber pistol into one of the townhouses where his ex-wife and several other people, including children, resided. It was the same weapon he would use in the slayings the following day.

http://www.wistv.com/story/23963393/2-found-dead-inside-sc-motel

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/abbeville-greenwood-news/coroner-two-bodies-found-at-motel/22959680

http://www.indexjournal.com/PrintPage/DOUBLE-MURDER-PLEA–GUILTY

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/23967794/2-women-found-shot-dead-at-greenwood-motel

http://www.wach.com/news/story.aspx?id=971336#.VcFtgvNViko

http://www.indexjournal.com/news/Greenwood-man-pleads-guilty-to-motel-double-slayings

http://www.walb.com/story/23967794/2-women-found-shot-dead-at-greenwood-motel

http://www.blythfuneralhome.com/obituary/Elizabeth-Brooke-Bourne/Greenwood-SC/1314009

http://www.gwdtoday.com/main.asp?SubSectionID=94&ArticleID=27602&SectionID=27

Double Murder – Killed – Danielle Quinn Graham (Greenwood, SC)

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GREENWOOD, SC (WYFF) – Police have arrested a man after the bodies of two women were discovered in a motel Wednesday evening, according to the Greenwood Police Department.

According to police, Terrance Thomas, 28, of Greenwood was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of murder and one count of using a deadly weapon during a violent crime.

Thomas will go before a judge Friday morning for arraignment, police said.

According to police, the two bodies were found in a room at the Extended Stay Motel by a maintenance worker at 5 p.m.

Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox identified the victims as Elizabeth Brooke Bourne, of Greenwood, who would have turned 34 Thursday, and 38-year-old Danielle Quinn Graham, of Ware Shoals.

It culminated a trail of terror Thomas apparently blazed through Greenwood the 24 hours leading up to the murders. The weapons conviction stemmed from a shooting at the Amber Chase apartment complex the night of Nov. 12. Thomas fired seven shots from a.45-caliber pistol into one of the townhouses where his ex-wife and several other people, including children, resided. It was the same weapon he would use in the slayings the following day.

http://www.wistv.com/story/23963393/2-found-dead-inside-sc-motel

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/abbeville-greenwood-news/coroner-two-bodies-found-at-motel/22959680

http://www.indexjournal.com/PrintPage/DOUBLE-MURDER-PLEA–GUILTY

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/23967794/2-women-found-shot-dead-at-greenwood-motel

http://www.wach.com/news/story.aspx?id=971336#.VcFtgvNViko

http://www.indexjournal.com/news/Greenwood-man-pleads-guilty-to-motel-double-slayings

http://www.walb.com/story/23967794/2-women-found-shot-dead-at-greenwood-motel

http://www.blythfuneralhome.com/obituary/Elizabeth-Brooke-Bourne/Greenwood-SC/1314009

http://www.gwdtoday.com/main.asp?SubSectionID=94&ArticleID=27602&SectionID=27

Killed – Rhakym Capers (Charleston, SC)

Rhakym Capers

One man has been arrested in connection to a murder that happened Tuesday afternoon on Jackson Street in downtown Charleston.

Police are now searching for a second suspect, they said in a release Wednesday morning.

According to police, 17-year-old Kareem McPherson, of Grove Street in Charleston, has been charged with murder and failure to stop for blue lights. He is being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center and has a bond hearing set for 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Police are also looking for another 17-year-old, Sequoia McKinnon, of North Charleston. Officials said they will charge him with possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and murder.

Police say the shooting happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday near the dugouts at Martin Park.

The victim was taken to Medical University Hospital where he died. He has been identified as 22-year-old Rhakym Capers of Charleston. The coroner reports he died from a gunshot wound.

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/23948319/cpd-officers-responding-to-shooting-on-america-street

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/23948182/shooting-police-investigation-downtown-charleston-november

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131113/PC16/131119782

http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2323962&fh_id=10489

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/obituary-preview.aspx?n=rhakym-capers&pid=168126939&referrer=1411

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=120398489

Killed – Stanley Earl Jones (Spartanburg, SC)

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Spartanburg Police are searching for a shooting suspect after 31 year-old Stanley Earl Jones was killed in the front yard of a home on Baltimore Street.

Police say they were dispatched to 721 Baltimore Street for a report of shots being fired around 9 a.m.

Spartanburg Public Safety investigators are looking for a white four-door Buick with dark tinted windows. Authorities say the shooter was riding in the back seat of the car when he fired a single gunshot.

Investigators say there was an altercation between the victim and people inside the car when the shot was fired.

That car then sped away from the scene. If you have any information that may help investigators, call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC

Immediate Release: Shooting on Baltimore Street

On November 12, 2013, around 9:11a.m. Spartanburg Police officers were dispatched 721 Baltimore Street in reference to a shooting incident. When police arrived on the scene at 9:12 a.m., they found the victim lying in the front yard with a single gunshot wound to his left side. The responding officers attempted to render first aid but the victim died prior to EMS arrival. The victim has been identified as Stanley Earl Jones, black male, age 31, of 721 Baltimore Street, Spartanburg, S.C.

According to witnesses the shooter was in a white four-door Buick, with very dark tinted windows. It was reported that the shooter was sitting in the back seat of the vehicle when he fired a single gunshot striking the victim.

A Moore man received a 35-year prison sentence Wednesday for shooting a man to death. Eric Lamont Owens, 35, was found guilty of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission a violent crime. Owens shot 31-year-old Stanley Earl Jones to death on Nov. 12, 2013 in the front yard of the victim’s mother’s home on Baltimore Street. Trial testimony revealed the fatal shooting was payback for an altercation the previous day between the two men. One of the witnesses, Derrick Leigh White, 30, testified he drove Owens to and from the scene of the shooting. White testified he thought the men were going to fight. Jones died as a result of injuries sustained from a 12-gauge shotgun blast fired from a passing car. “A simple disagreement escalated into murder,” assistant solicitor Abel Gray said. “Eric Owens could have walked away from the conflict but he made a conscious decision to seek revenge.” –

http://wsav.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/23944583/shots-fired-on-baltimore-st-in-spartanburg

http://greertoday.com/greer-sc/moore-man-sentenced-35-years-in-shooting-death/2015/04/22/

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20131112/ARTICLES/131119927

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20150420/ARTICLES/150429989

http://www.goerie.com/article/20140314/APN/303149812

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20150422/articles/150429919

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20140210/ARTICLES/140219986

Killed – Jeremy Ray Jordan (Abbeville, SC)

Jeremy Ray Jordan

Deputies said an Abbeville man shot his son to death, who was found dead along a bridge in Abbeville County late Monday night.

Tony Jordan, 52, was charged with murder and possession of a weapon in the commission of a violent crime in the death of his son Jeremy Jordan, 25.

Deputies said Jeremy Jordan was found about 11:30 p.m. along Little River Bridge on Old Calhoun Falls Road near Gassoway Farm Road after a passer-by found him and called 911.

FOX Carolina also spoke to Nathan Napier, a neighbor who lives near the bridge. According to Napier, his dogs started going haywire around 11 p.m. prompting him and his son to head outside.

They said a woman parked at the end of their drive said she thought she saw something odd on the bridge. So Napier and his son approached the bridge with flashlights. That’s when they said they spotted the victim and dialed 911.

Jeremy Jordan, 25, of Abbeville died from a single gunshot wound, the coroner said.

According to Tony Jordan’s arrest warrants, he shot his son in the head long Old Calhoun Falls Road, but deputies have not released any details about the motive behind the shooting.

ABBEVILLE — Tony Vernon Jordan was sentenced Friday to 40 years in the South Carolina prison system for the murder of his son, 25-year-old Jeremy Ray Jordan.

Jordan, 53, of Abbeville was found guilty on charges of murder and weapons/possession of a weapon during a violent crime. A jury of nine men and three women took less than three hours to decide the charges in Abbeville County General Sessions Court.

Circuit Court Judge Eugene Griffith Jr. sentenced Jordan to a total of 40 years, including a 40-year term on the murder charge and a five-year term on the weapon charge. Both sentences will be served concurrently. Under South Carolina law, Jordan’s sentence must be served day for day. Jordan was given credit for one year already served.

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/23940992/suspicious-death-investigation-in-abbeville-co

http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=972350#.Vb5MvfNVikp

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/abbeville-greenwood-news/sheriff-man-found-shot-dead-on-bridge/22927086

http://www.wyff4.com/news/upstate-father-who-shot-son-left-body-on-bridge-convicted/29728544

http://www.indexjournal.com/news/Testimony–Jordan-tried-to-push-son-off-bridge

http://www.indexjournal.com/news/Jordan-sentenced-45-years-for-murder

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=120242367

Killed – Anthony Brewton (Spartanburg, SC)

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Police say an 18-year-old Spartanburg man died after being shot three times on Leonard Street on the city’s north side Sunday morning.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said in a written statement Sunday night that Anthony Shauquez Brewton, 18, of 485 Vernon St., died at the hospital about 6 p.m. An autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon.

According to the Spartanburg Public Safety Department, officers responded to a shooting call at 754 Leonard St., near Cleveland Park, about 11:20 a.m. They arrived to find Brewton lying on the ground between two vacant houses, with gunshot wounds to the foot, leg and head.

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20131110/articles/131119994

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/spartanburg-cherokee-news/man-dies-in-hospital-after-being-shot/22904660

Double Shooting – Killed – Larry Moore Jr (Greeleyville, SC)

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The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s office investigates a deadly shooting.

It happened at a night club on Mahogany lane around 12:10 Sunday morning in Greeleyville.

According to a police report from the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s office, two people were shot at the club.

One woman was shot in the foot. She should survive.

The Williamsburg County Coroner identifies the male victim as Larry Moore Jr. , 27 of Greeleyville.

The female victim told police she and Moore were at the night club on Mahogany lane shooting pool when her husband, Terry Williams walked in.

The female victim told authorities she and her husband were separated for nearly eight months.

Williams and Moore got into a verbal altercation outside and the altercation escalated.

Williams shot Moore several times according to the police report.

http://wbtw.com/2013/11/11/williamsburg-county-authorities-investigates-deadly-shooting/

http://www.kingstreenews.com/article/20131112/KTN01/131119991/

http://www.scnow.com/news/local/article_5434f94a-4b03-11e3-b6c1-001a4bcf6878.html

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/12/the-gun-report-november-12-2013/?_r=0

http://www.dimeryandrogers.com/webcast-archive/2013/16843

http://www.scnow.com/obituaries/article_804ac1e3-1fc5-53e1-b355-bd26aacaed47.html

Double Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Greeleyville, SC)

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The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s office investigates a deadly shooting.

It happened at a night club on Mahogany lane around 12:10 Sunday morning in Greeleyville.

According to a police report from the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s office, two people were shot at the club.

One woman was shot in the foot. She should survive.

The Williamsburg County Coroner identifies the male victim as Larry Moore Jr. , 27 of Greeleyville.

The female victim told police she and Moore were at the night club on Mahogany lane shooting pool when her husband, Terry Williams walked in.

The female victim told authorities she and her husband were separated for nearly eight months.

Williams and Moore got into a verbal altercation outside and the altercation escalated.

Williams shot Moore several times according to the police report.

http://wbtw.com/2013/11/11/williamsburg-county-authorities-investigates-deadly-shooting/

http://www.kingstreenews.com/article/20131112/KTN01/131119991/

http://www.scnow.com/news/local/article_5434f94a-4b03-11e3-b6c1-001a4bcf6878.html

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/12/the-gun-report-november-12-2013/?_r=0

http://www.dimeryandrogers.com/webcast-archive/2013/16843

http://www.scnow.com/obituaries/article_804ac1e3-1fc5-53e1-b355-bd26aacaed47.html

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Male Teen – Gerald W. Wilson, Jr. (Graniteville, SC)

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GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (WRDW) — A grandfather and grandson are dead tonight, and deputies say the grandfather pulled the trigger.

Investigators say witnesses saw 67-year-old Ronald W. Wilson shoot his 16-year-old grandson, Gerald Wilson, at his estranged wife’s house on Whaley Pond Road in Graniteville.

According to a release, Wilson lived next door. Both the estranged wife and Wilson’s live-in girlfriend were in the house too. Deputies say they were able to escape without injury. The grandmother then stopped an off duty police officer for help.

The coroner confirms the officer then witnessed Wilson take his own life.

The release says Wilson had just been released from jail for a previous criminal domestic violence issue within the past 72 hours.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said Ronald Wilson had been released from jail three days before on a criminal domestic violence charge before Saturday’s shootings.

Authorities say Wilson shot and killed his grandson at his estranged wife’s home. Investigators say she escaped without injury and flagged down an off-duty police officer

About 5:20 p.m. on Sunday, Ronald W. Wilson, 67, of Whaley Pond Road, went to the house of his estranged wife, who lived on the same street, and shot his grandson, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.

Wilson’s wife and the live-in girlfriend of his grandson were able to escape the house without injury. Carlton said Wilson’s wife stopped an off-duty officer for assistance, who then witnessed Wilson kill himself.

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Grandfather-kills-grandson-then-self-in-Aiken-County-231314191.html

http://www.wach.com/news/story.aspx?id=969606#.VbzRovNViko

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-11-11/killing-gerald-wilson-16-hits-friends-hard

http://www.abccolumbia.com/news/local/236207111.html

http://www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2321035&fh_id=12519

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Ronald Wilson (Graniteville, SC)

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GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (WRDW) — A grandfather and grandson are dead tonight, and deputies say the grandfather pulled the trigger.

Investigators say witnesses saw 67-year-old Ronald W. Wilson shoot his 16-year-old grandson, Gerald Wilson, at his estranged wife’s house on Whaley Pond Road in Graniteville.

According to a release, Wilson lived next door. Both the estranged wife and Wilson’s live-in girlfriend were in the house too. Deputies say they were able to escape without injury. The grandmother then stopped an off duty police officer for help.

The coroner confirms the officer then witnessed Wilson take his own life.

The release says Wilson had just been released from jail for a previous criminal domestic violence issue within the past 72 hours.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said Ronald Wilson had been released from jail three days before on a criminal domestic violence charge before Saturday’s shootings.

Authorities say Wilson shot and killed his grandson at his estranged wife’s home. Investigators say she escaped without injury and flagged down an off-duty police officer

About 5:20 p.m. on Sunday, Ronald W. Wilson, 67, of Whaley Pond Road, went to the house of his estranged wife, who lived on the same street, and shot his grandson, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.

Wilson’s wife and the live-in girlfriend of his grandson were able to escape the house without injury. Carlton said Wilson’s wife stopped an off-duty officer for assistance, who then witnessed Wilson kill himself.

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Grandfather-kills-grandson-then-self-in-Aiken-County-231314191.html

http://www.wach.com/news/story.aspx?id=969606#.VbzRovNViko

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-11-11/killing-gerald-wilson-16-hits-friends-hard

http://www.abccolumbia.com/news/local/236207111.html

http://www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2321035&fh_id=12519

Killed – Evarardo Campos (Greenville, SC)

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Deputies are looking for information after a fatal shooting of a young man Friday night in Greenville County.

Greenville County Coroner Kent Dill said Evarardo Campos, 23, of Greenville was killed after being shot once after being approached by two men.

Witnesses told deputies that two suspects approached Campos, and an argument ensued.

Deputies said the two suspects left on foot after the shooting that happened at about 7:30 p.m.

The shooting happened on Dixie Circle, off of White Horse Road.

Deputy Drew Pinciaro confirmed to FOX Carolina News that 17-year-old Conrad Allen and 18-year-old Dameion Robinson are facing multiple charges, including murder, in the death of Everardo Campos.

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/23920953/dispatch-shooting-reported-in-greenville-mobile-home-park

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/23940032/family-and-friends-mourn-loss-of-greenville-father

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/24907007/deputies-2-arrests-made-in-nov-dixie-circle-murder

http://www.wyff4.com/news/3-months-after-fatal-shooting-teens-charged/24846160

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/03/11059206/

http://www.kptv.com/story/24907007/deputies-2-arrests-made-in-nov-dixie-circle-murder

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greenvilleonline/obituary.aspx?n=everardo-campos&pid=167944334&

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Charles Ray Belcher (Donalds, SC)

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Two people are dead after the second murder-suicide within the last week in Greenwood County.

According to investigators, deputies responded to 2906 Nation Rd., Hodges, just after midnight Tuesday morning after receiving a report of an unknown victim being shot at the residence. Officers with the Ware Shoals Police Department were the first to arrive at the residence and discovered lights on at the residence, but could not get anyone to the door. Once deputies from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office arrived, officers entered the home.

According to investigators, officers found a woman, identified by Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox as 41-year-old Felicia Yvette Rayford, in the dining room of the residence. Officers found Rayford in the floor with blood on her head and neck. Officers checked for a pulse, but did not get one. Rayford was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to investigators, the suspect, identified by Abbeville County Coroner Ronnie Ashley as 46-year-old Charles Ray Belcher, called a friend and told her that he had killed Rayford and had left the residence.

According to officials with the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to 234 Devore Rd. at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning after receiving a call about a possible suicide. When deputies arrived, they found Belcher dead at the residence from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The investigation is being conducted by the State law Enforcement Division, the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office, the Greenwood County Coroner’s Office and the Abbeville County Coroner’s Office. Autopsies for both Rayford and Belcher are scheduled for Tuesday.

The Abbeville County coroner said a Donalds man killed a woman in Greenwood County then returned to his home, killing himself.

Greenwood County deputies said they were called to the victim’s Nation Road home in Hodges after a woman called 911 to report a possible shooting.

Deputies said the gunman, identified as Charles Belcher Sr., 46, had called a friend to say he had shot the victim. Ware Shoals police were the first to respond to the home and found the victim lying in her dining room, according to the deputy’s report.

Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox said Felicia Rayford, 41, died about 12:45 a.m. He said she was shot at least once, pending an autopsy report.

Coroner Ronnie Ashley said Belcher was found dead at his home on DeVore Road in Donalds a little later Tuesday morning.

http://gwdtoday.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=27&ArticleID=27473

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/23879348/coroner-man-kills-woman-in-greenwood-co-then-himself

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/abbeville-greenwood-news/community-gathers-in-prayer-in-response-to-recent-tragedies/22905514

http://www.independentmail.com/news/authorities-investigating-apparent-murdersuicide-u

http://wsav.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/23880938/2-dead-in-murdersuicide-in-abbeville-greenwood-counties

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/abbeville-greenwood-news/coroner-man-kills-girlfriend-then-himself/22807950

http://www.examiner.com/article/another-murder-suicide-greenwood-county-man-kills-girlfriend-then-self

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/independentmail/obituary-preview.aspx?n=charles-ray-belcher&pid=167888094&referrer=2067