SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) - Deputies said Wednesday a total of four suspects have been charged with murder after a man was found dead inside a home on Thomas Road in Spartanburg.
According to deputies, they responded to a call around 10 p.m. Monday in reference to a drive-by shooting at a residence. Upon arrival, deputies found two women and a man inside the home.
The two women were uninjured, but the man was pronounced dead on scene.
The coroner later identified the victim as 34-year-old Marcus Pierre Kirk.
Tuesday evening, deputies announced the arrest of a 29-year-old man in connection to the deadly shooting.
After speaking with the two women, deputies were led to believe Bobby Hank Wright was involved in the incident. They said the shooting may have been a result of a disputed drug transaction.
Deputies located Wright and interviewed him Tuesday. Though he would not admit to involvement, further inspection found him to be connected to the shooting.
On Wednesday, deputies announced three more suspects had been charged.
The three additional suspects are Austin Tyler Bailey, 22, of Spartanburg; Matthew Tyler Blackwell, 23, of Clifton; and Tyler Ray Bright, 22 of Piedmont.
Blackwell was arrested by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday for 3 unrelated drug offenses and a hold was placed on him by Spartanburg County deputies.
Deputies said they located Bailey and Bright in the Boiling Springs area Wednesday afternoon and arrested both without incident.
All four men were charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.