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Suspect In Greer Deputy Shootings Due In Court

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November 18, 2013 at 10:18 a.m.

Shane Young - charged with murder and numerous counts of attempted murder more than a year ago- will face a judge Tuesday.

He's been held since his arrest for an incident on October 14, 2012.

Young is scheduled to appear in court in Greenville County at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in front of Circuit Judge Letitia Verdin.

October 17, 2013 at 11:15 a.m.

The officer who was shot in the arm after responding to a hostage situation around Skyland Drive on Monday was released from the hospital yesterday, while the deputy had a gunshot wound in his leg was moved to a different floor.  

The child is still in the hostpital.  7 On Your Side will keep you updated on this story.

October 16, 2013 at 5:04 p.m.

Police say that Shane Kelly Young has been charged with burglary in the first degree, and authorities say that more charges are pending against Young.

7 On Your Side will keep you posted as these charges are made public.

October 16, 2013 at 1:55 p.m.

Authorities say they are expecting to make an arrest this afternoon in relation to the deputy shooting at Skyland Drive late Sunday night. 

Greenville resident Shane Kelly Young, 30 years old, is expected to be charged this afternoon. The number of charges and list of offenses against Young is currently being compiled.  

7 On Your Side will keep you updated with this case as more details become available.

October 16, 2013 at noon

Authorities say a failed relationship led a man to shoot and kill another man before taking several people hostage inside a Greer home and wounding two deputies.

Investigators believe 30 year old Shane Kelly Young showed up at the home on Skyland Drive to confront that woman.

Family members, who asked not to be identified, told Seven on your Side that one of the hostages, a 23 year old woman, ended a longterm dating relationship with Young less than two months.  According to family members, Young continued to call the woman and send her "harassing text messages" up until the day the standoff occurred.  Family members say Young "wouldn't leave the woman" alone all day Sunday, hours before authorities say he showed up at the family home armed with a gun.

The woman called authorities in Greenville to report the threats Sunday but was told since it happened in Spartanburg County, she would have to make the report there, according to a family member. 

The family says Kenneth Horton, or "Kenny" as friends called him, was a family friend who offered to stay at the home with the young woman, her mother, sister, and grandmother to "make sure they were safe", in case Young showed up.

UPDATE 11 p.m.

Deputies cleared the scene Monday night after hours of investigating a deadly standoff.

7 On Your Side has been on the story since the standoff began on Sunday night. The latest information we have is from the Coroner’s office. They tell us that the suspect is in intensive care and is in serious condition. As for the deputies involved one was shot in the arm the other in the leg. They are expected to be okay but they have a long recovery ahead.

The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the name of the suspect at this time.

UPDATE: 6:15 p.m.

Coroners office says the suspect is in intensive care tonight and is in serious condition.

As for the deputies involved one was shot in the arm the other in the leg. They are expected to be okay but the sheriffs office tells 7 On Your Side the officers have a long recovery ahead.

"They are going to have a long recovery but we are thankful they are able to recover and we still have them with us," Lt. Michael Hildebrand with the Greenville County Sheriffs office said.

As of 6:15 deputies were still on scene.
And they are not releasing the name of the suspect at this time.

UPDATE: 4:45 pm on October 15

Authorities say that the fatality in today's early morning shooting is Kenneth Darrell Horton, who was 48 years old.

Investigators claim that Horton died from a single gunshot wound to the chest, coming from a rifle. 

7 On Your Side will continue to update this story as details become available.

UPDATE: 3:30 pm on October 15

The Sheriff's Office reports that there were only five hostages inside the home with four of them being adults and only one child.  

Two deputies injured on scene, one was shot in the arm and the other was shot in the right leg, according to authorities.  

As Of 10:30 am on October 15 

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office said two deputies were shot and a suspect accused in a deadly shooting and standoff was wounded early Monday morning.  

Investigators said a man stormed into a house on 4307 Skyland Drive in Greer about 9:30 p.m. Sunday and shot and killed a man inside the house.  Then they say he took five hostages.  One hostage was a child under 13 years old. 

About 10:30 p.m. a SWAT team was called to the scene and surrounded the home.  Finally at 12:30 a.m. Monday, deputies stormed into the house to save the hostages and capture the suspected shooter. 

The sheriff's office said the suspected shooter opened fire, wounding two deputies. The deputies have non-life threatening injuries.  Deputies said they were forced to open fire on the man who shot them, who was then taken to a hospital. Several other people were also hurt. 

Greenville County Deputy Coroner Barry Wright says there is one male dead inside the home.  Authorities have not identified the man who was killed in the initial shooting. His name is not expected to be released for several hours.

Investigators say there were a total of four shooting victims which includes the two deputies, the suspect, and one older female.  According to Wright, it appears a female child was injured by shrapnel during the gunfire exchange, and was transported to the hospital. The child is expected to be o.k.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating, which is standard procedure.

Both of the wounded deputies have been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.

The Greenville County School District says school at nearby Blue Ridge High School and Skyland Elementary School will be on a regular schedule.

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