Man shot, killed on Evergreen St. in Anderson Co., coroner says


ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Emergency crews responded to a shooting late Monday night in Anderson County.

Darren Demetrius Martin (Source: Anderson County Sheriff’s Office)

According to the Anderson County Coroner’s Office, crews responded just after 11 p.m. to the 1300 block of Evergreen Street for a reported shooting.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound to the head laying in the front yard of a home.

The coroner’s office said Jesse James Banks, III, 49, of Anderson, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Banks’ death has been ruled a homicide. An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday morning.

Darren Demetrius Martin, 50, of Anderson, was arrested and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the arrest warrant, the shooting happened at Martin’s home. It also stated that he admitted to shooting Banks during an interview.

Deputies said there is no threat to the public at this time.

The coroner’s office and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate.

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