Three Shootings in Greenville, S.C. Yesterday
When a volley of gunfire shattered a quiet Greenville neighborhood yesterday, many were unaware of what would come next. A “big shootout” left two people dead, one seriously injured and eight others hurt from non-life-threatening to critical injuries.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at a Walmart on White Horse Road around 1:30 p.m. and found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. Investigators said the incident was related to a dispute between the victim and the suspect. The suspect was later taken into custody, but the motive remains unknown.
Another incident involving a shooting occurred at a nightclub in Greenville, S.C. on Sunday. The sheriff’s office says that four deputies were placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident. The suspect, Kevin Lakeith Dunham, is charged with the homicide of Jonathan Taylor, who died at the scene. In the meantime, he remains in custody without bond.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is still investigating the incident. Its spokesman said they are looking into whether the incident was related to previous incidents in the state. In the meantime, they are investigating all shootings in the state.
A third shooting is also under investigation by investigators from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office is looking into a report of a possible gang-related crime in the city. The Greenville News is asking all relevant information. Hopefully, that will shed some light on what exactly went down.
The Sheriff’s Office did not have any other details on the incident at the time of this writing. However, they did say that they were investigating the possibility of a gang-related incident, and that the shooting was not associated with the “Big Shootout” that took place at the High School on Saturday. The sheriff’s office did not release the officer’s name because of the potential privacy concerns.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s office did not reveal the number of shots fired, but it did announce that the savviest of all the shots, was the most impressive. The Sheriff’s Office had a video surveillance system at the club, and the sheriff’s deputy who responded to the club said he saw at least seven bullets hit the windshield of a car that was parked outside the club. The sheriff’s department says they will make a release of all relevant information at a later date.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Department also announced that a statewide flag was being flown at half-staff in honor of Myiesha Stewart, who was shot to death October 30. She was a detective who had served on the force for several years. She was the mother of three-year-old Chase, and she was promoted to detective after a few years on the job. The sheriff’s department also said they had the body cameras on their officers, but they would not release the footage for security reasons.
Interestingly, the same day, a “big shootout” took place in Greenville, Mississippi. The sheriff’s office was on the scene in Greenville, and they identified the suspect in the homicide. The sheriff’s Lt. Jimmy Bolt told reporters that the suspect, James William Wilson, was not guilty of murder in his arrest.