South Carolina Suspect Fatally Shot Man During Dispute ‘Over Nothing But Property,’ Police Chief Says

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Source: Greenwood police; MEGA

Oct. 14 2022, Published 10:02 a.m. ET

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Police believe a South Carolina suspect grew upset during a dispute about property and killed a man, officials said.

Shortly before 11 p.m. on Oct. 8, police in Greenwood responded to a 911 call about a man shot in front of an apartment complex, Chief of Police TJ Chaudoin said.

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Officers found the victim, identified as 34-year-old Venson Leon Edwards Jr., lying on the ground suffering what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his upper body.

Efforts to save Edwards were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Three days after the murder, on Oct. 10, investigators identified Marcus Woods, 27, as a suspect in the deadly shooting.

“What happened that night was something that shouldn’t have happened," Chaudoin said. "This is another example of someone getting angry and being armed with a firearm and takes a shot at someone else and shoots somebody else.”

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According to the chief, the suspect and victim got into an argument over “nothing but property.”

Officials did not disclose what the property at the focus of the fight consisted of.

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Chaudoin alleged Woods “became upset and pulled out a handgun and shot [Edwards] and took this young man’s life for no reason.”

Woods was charged with murder and is being held in a South Carolina jail without bail.

Chaudoin noted the investigation is ongoing and more people may be charged in connection with the case.


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