Both Victims Now Dead After Greenville Co. Shooting, Suspect Arr - WSPA.com

Both Victims Now Dead After Greenville Co. Shooting, Suspect Arrested

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By Wspa Staff

Updated: August 22, 2012

Deputies made an arrest in Tuesday's deadly double shooting on Lester Avenue. 

Investigators arrested Lawrence Roy Campbell and charged him with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime Wednesday. Campbell is currently being held at the Greenville County Detention Center without bond.

Witnesses told county investigators the shooting happened while Campbell was walking his dog. Campbell got into an argument with the victims.

The coroner's office says one of the victims died Tuesday at the scene.  Officials say the second was taken off life support Wednesday and later died as a result.  He was pronounced brain dead and the family made the decision to remove him from life support.

The pair has been identified as father and son.  Both are named Ben Lee Anders.  The son was 42-years-old.  He died at the scene.  The father, who died in the hospital was 69.

Deputies are asking anyone with more information to call 23-CRIME or 467-5240.

Posted: August 21, 2012

"I was in the house and I heard gun shots," said neighbor Robert Dumoulin. "I came out, seen everyone running up the road and just seen two bodies laying in the road."

Greenville County deputies say they found the same scene when they arrived on Lester Avenue, just after 6pm, Tuesday.

The Sheriff's Office tells us one shooting victim died at the scene. The other victim was taken to the hospital with a gunshot to the head.

Witnesses told county investigators the shooting happened while the suspect was walking his dog. The suspect got into an argument with the victims.

"It's a shock and it's a shame. I mean, really, people can't get along," said neighbor Joey Culp.

Witnesses directed deputies to a home, one block over, on Brooks. Deputies say the suspect came out of the house and surrendered with no problem.

The unidentified suspect was taken to the Sheriff's Office for questioning. However, getting into the home was a problem.

"The suspect does have four to five dogs in the house," said Lt. Tim Ridgeway with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office. "Some are vicious. I've called animal control to help get the dogs out."

The identities of the victims were not immediately available.

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