“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Homicide”

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Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Homicide Stemming from a Shooting in the Liberty Community 

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office received reports through the 911 Center of a shooting that had just occurred at a residence located at #237 Watts Rd in Liberty.

Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the residence at approximately 11:45pm on Wednesday, July 15th and arrived on the scene within three minutes.  An adult male was found deceased on the back porch with visible injuries consistent of at least one gunshot.

The investigation is still in the preliminary stages but initial information has confirmed that there were three other adult males at the home in addition to the deceased when the incident occurred.

An argument between the four men escalated to a physical confrontation when at least one shot was discharged in the direction of the deceased.

One of the three surviving men was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries believed to have been sustained during a physical confrontation with one of the individuals.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified and located all parties involved and does not have any reason to believe that there is any additional threat to the community.

The Sheriff’s Office has not taken anyone into custody during the early stages of the investigation as Sheriff’s Detectives continue to conduct interviews and process the scene for evidence.

Inquiries concerning the identity of the deceased should be directed to the Pickens County Coroner’s Office later today.  An autopsy of the deceased will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death.

No additional information is available for release until further investigation can be completed.