Police: 3 arrested in early morning shooting in Greenwood

GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) –

Greenwood police have arrested three men in connection with an early morning shooting on Sunday.

Police said in a post on their Facebook page that a shooting took place at the Li’l Cricket convenience store on E. Cambridge Avenue at 6:45 a.m.

Greenwood police responded to the scene after a caller told them they saw two men in an older Cadillac vehicle shooting at a man in a Nissan Altima.

According to the post, the witnesses told police that the victim was leaving the parking lot and turning onto Cokesbury Street when the Cadillac pulled out from behind the laundromat across the street. Witnesses said a shot was heard, and the Cadillac was seen turning around and chasing the Nissan.

Two men were seen in the Cadillac, per witnesses, and police have learned that they regularly frequented the Li’l Cricket store.

Police were able to identify the driver of the Cadillac as Tyrus Robinson. They were able to locate Robinson and Walter Hill, the second suspect in the shooting, inside the Cadillac on the street Robinson was last known to live on.

Police said they saw Hill walk around to another vehicle parked behind a residence and toss something under a tire.

Officers said they detained both suspects and then recovered a handgun matching the caliber of shell casings found at the scene of the shooting.

Police said that because they witnessed Hill reach into the vehicle behind the residence while trying to conceal the handgun that was recovered, they asked the driver of that vehicle for consent to search it for anything Hill may have dropped.

Roderick Jackson, the driver of that vehicle, declined to allow officers to check his vehicle, and a search warrant was then obtained. During the search, police located a handgun wrapped in a grocery bag, and a pill bottle containing several pieces of what appeared to be crack cocaine.

Hill, 46, and Robinson, 38, both of Greenwood, were arrested and charged with attempted murder, along with gun related charges.

Police said Roderick Jackson, 54, of Greenwood was arrested for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

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