Warrants: Man charged with murder after shooting brother in throat
GREER, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said a man was charged with murder after shooting his brother on Friday morning.
According to deputies, they responded to a house on Hudson Water Road at around 9 a.m. on Friday, August 5.
Upon arrival, deputies say a man was in the driveway with his hands in the air and stated he shot the victim in self-defense.
However, deputies later learned the self-defense claim was invalid after interviewing witnesses.
According to arrest warrants, Simmons did, with malice aforethought cause the death of the victim by shooting him in the throat with a shotgun.
Deputies say 40-year-old Dustin Simmons was arrested and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during violent crime.
He was booked at the detention center at around 3 p.m.
The Spartanburg coroner identified the victim, his brother, as 34-year-old Jason Matthew Simmons.
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