3 teens arrested in connection to man shot to death in car, deputies say

Published: May. 10, 2022 at 4:57 PM EDT|Updated: May. 11, 2022 at 9:47 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Three teens have been arrested in connection to a deadly shooting that took place near Gordon Street Tuesday afternoon, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the scene at around 4:20 p.m. Once they arrived, they found a man inside a car suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Unfortunately, that victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

We’re told investigators believe the victim, identified as 48-year-old Tommy Lane Smith Jr., was shot after confronting the teens regarding a potential theft.

With the assistance of the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville County deputies said they arrested Tijerrius Harris, 18, and two other teens, both 16 years old, after they were located at a Spartanburg motel around midnight Wednesday.

Deputies said Harris was arrested and taken to the Greenville County Detention Center where he faces charges of murder and criminal conspiracy.

Juvenile pick-up orders were obtained on the underage suspects and the pair was taken the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia, deputies said. One juvenile was arrested for murder and criminal conspiracy while the order was arrested for murder, criminal conspiracy, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

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