CHEROKEE Co., S.C. (WSPA) — Deputies said a Gaffney man was killed in his home in a drive-by shooting after calling 911 to report an armed robbery.
Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Overton Good, 23, of Pleasant School Road in Gaffney.
The sheriff’s office said in a news release that deputies were dispatched to an armed robbery at Good’s home around 8:25 a.m. Tuesday.
Deputies said Good was confronted at the front door by at least two people and there was a struggle while the suspects tried to get inside the home.
Good was able to keep the suspects from entering inside the home, and the suspects left the scene in a silver vehicle.
The vehicle then went up the street, turned around in several driveways near the incident and then drove back to the home and fired several rounds into the mobile home.
According to the release, Good was hit by gunfire inside the home while he was standing near the front door.
Fowler said multiple bullets hit the mobile home, and said one of the bullets hit Good in the head. He died at the scene.
Deputies said Good was able to give a possible last name of a suspect while speaking with 911 dispatchers before he was shot.
Deputies said Tuesday evening that Jermaine Jefferies, 20, of Gaffney, was named as one of the suspects in the shooting.
A murder warrant was obtained by investigators and Jefferies was arrested around 3:35 p.m. Tuesday.
Jefferies was the shooter, according to the sheriff.
He is charged with Murder, Shooting into a Dwelling, Attempted Armed Robbery, Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime, Attempted Murder and Burglary in the 1st Degree.
“I ain’t kill Overton but I’m sorry for their loss,” Jefferies said as deputies walked him into the jail.
Jefferies added he knew Good from playing little league together.
Sheriff Steve Mueller said Jefferies has a criminal history that includes drugs and weapons charges.
“Life’s going to hit me sooner or later,” said Jefferies.
He was denied bond Wednesday afternoon in a hearing. The Judge said Jefferies is a danger to the community and a flight risk. He was also ordered to surrender his passport.
A second arrest was also made last night.
Shaun Rogers Jr., 18, was charged with murder, attempted murder, attempted armed robbery, 1st degree burglary, possession of a weapon during the commission of violent crime and shooting/discharging a weapon into a dwelling.
Investigators say he was the driver.
He was denied bond Thursday afternoon.
“I got the notification at work that my nephew was gone,” said Good’s aunt Jonica Camp. “It’s senseless for someone to rob a family or a person of their life.”
Camp said Good played football at Gaffney High School and loved his family
“He was the best person. I mean he was really really a sweet person. He gave the best hugs. He was never the type of person that would go and hang out in the streets – or whatever he was always at home. He was always with family. He was not a trouble maker. He loved being with his brothers, his mother, his mother, his father,” said Camp. “It’s a hole that’s been placed in our lives.”
According to the sheriff’s office, investigators also found another home hit by gunfire. No injuries were reported in that incident.
“This case remains very active with interviews ongoing and efforts to identify the other persons involved in the murder,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release. “This arrest will start to bring some healing to the family and we ask that our community continues to pray for them as they start down the road of the judicial process as they seek justice for the murder of Overton Good.”
Family members confirmed to 7News that Good is the brother of NFL player Denzelle Good, who is a lineman for the Indianapolis Colts. They said the victim had returned home just days before the deadly shooting from watching his brother play.
The Indianapolis Colts Tweeted out a statement on the passing of Denzelle Good’s brother, Overton:
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC or Inv. Brandon Gardner at 864-489-4722, ext. 125.