Deputies: 2 minors arrested after deadly Spartanburg shooting

Two young suspects are in custody after a man was shot to death in Spartanburg.
Published: Jul. 26, 2022 at 10:47 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2022 at 6:19 PM EDT
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said two out of three minors are in custody following a deadly shooting at an apartment complex in Spartanburg.

Deputies said those who witnesses the shooting of 24-year-old JaQwuan Tamar Mills at the Quail Pointe Apartments on East Blackstock Road Tuesday night helped officials find and arrest two minors.

The two minors were taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia and both were charged with murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and grand larceny, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office mentioned they are still looking for a third minor who is connecting to this homicide investigation.

Shooting at Spartanburg Co. apartment complex
Shooting at Spartanburg Co. apartment complex(FOX Carolina)

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to the scene after people reported the shooting at 9:34 p.m.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found Mills lying in the parking lot near the J building. They discovered that he’d been shot at least once by three minors who fled the scene in a stolen car near the apartment and abandoned it in city limits.

Mills was identified Wednesday morning by the coroner’s office. His girlfriend said he was a welding student at Spartanburg Community College.

The coroner said this case has now been ruled a homicide and the investigation is ongoing.