Coroner identifies man killed along with dog in Spartanburg Co.
COWPENS, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said a murder suspect is in custody after a man and a dog were killed on Tuesday.
Deputies said they were called to a shooting reported at around 12:40 a.m. on Mount Olive Road in Cowpens. When they arrived on the scene, deputies said they found a man who had been shot multiple times, a woman who witnessed the shooting, and the suspect, 28-year-old Brandon Tyler Crocker.
First responders rendered aid to the victim, and he was transported to the hospital but died shortly after arriving. The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 44-year-old David Shrewsbury of Gaffney.
According to arrest warrants, Crocker shot the victim with a shotgun and also killed a dog belonging to the victim.
The motive for the shooting is still under investigation, but Crocker is the son of the witness, and she had a prior relationship with the victim, according to deputies.
Crocker is charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and ill treatment of animals. He was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center where, he awaits a bond arraignment hearing.
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