Man killed in shooting on Abbeville Hwy. in Anderson Co., suspect in custody


ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was killed and a suspect is in custody following a shooting early Thursday morning in Anderson County.

Ricardo Patterson (From: Anderson Co. Sheriff’s Office)

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened just before 12:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of Abbeville Highway near East Roosevelt Drive.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a man with at least one gunshot wound.

The Anderson County Coroner’s Office said 24-year-old Neron Asante Dean Clark, of Anderson, died at the scene. His death has been ruled as a homicide.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday.

Detectives have charged 31-year-old Ricardo Patterson with Murder and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime.

Patterson is being held in the Anderson County Detention Center while he awaits a bond hearing.

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