GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Greenville County Sheriff’s Office officials said two men were found shot to death outside of an apartment building.
The sheriff’s office said deputies responded at about 4:40 a.m. to the Hawk’s Landing Apartments, located at 1201 Cedar Lane Road.
Deputies said the victims were found between two apartment buildings, and they both suffered from at least one gunshot wound.
“I was half asleep watching a movie when I heard it. It sounded like it was right outside my front door,” Lawrence Trivisone said.
Lawrence Trivisone was inside his apartment Friday morning when he heard gunshots.
“I grabbed my rifle and came outside to figure out what was going on and that’s when I saw everything,” he said. “There was a young lady and a man. The man was on the ground and the young lady was distraught on the phone with the police. I looked beyond them and there was another body in the parking lot.”
According to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, two men had gotten into an argument and shot each other.
“We believe that, obviously, one person lives here who was murdered; and the other person who’s deceased, we think, was maybe trying to rob that person,” Sheriff Hobart Lewis said.
When Trivisone saw the injured men, he told 7 News he tried to help.
“I have a first aid kit and tourniquet in my car, and I wanted to get to that; but the police showed up, they came down, and they wouldn’t let me pass through or help render aid or anything like that,” he said.
Trivisone told 7 News it’s something he never expected to happen in his neighborhood.
“Really nice people around here,” he said. “Family-oriented neighborhood, for sure.”
Trivisone said he’s thinking about those affected by the incident.
“I literally watched the guy die right there,” he said. “It’s not something a lot of other people have seen or would want to see. It didn’t look pretty. It wasn’t pleasant.”
The victims have been identified as 57-year-old Timothy Lee Crowe of Greenville and 19-year-old Johnny Morgan, III of Spartanburg.
The coroner said Crowe lived at the Hawk’s Landing Apartments.
The sheriff told 7 News they are still looking for two other suspects that left the scene in a black SUV.
Investigators don’t believe either of those suspects live at the apartment complex.
The sheriff’s office and the Greenville County Coroner’s Office will continue to investigate.
If you have any information about this case, you should contact the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME.
We will update this story as information becomes available.