ANDERSON, S.C. (WSPA) – City of Anderson Police Department officials need help locating three men who they say are wanted for murder.
7 News previously reported Daquavious Antonio Tillison, 24, and Lorenzo Sanchez Hunter, 33, were shot and killed Saturday night in front of a home in the 200 block of B Street in Anderson.
After further investigation, arrest warrants were issued for Frank Thomas Rhoads, 39, William Christopher Flynn, 31, and Dominick Michael Rhoads, 19, all are from Anderson. According to the arrest warrants, all three men are wanted on two counts of murder. Frank Rhoads is also wanted for possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Some family and friends found Tillison and Hunter shot in the roadway.
“I got here just a few minutes after, my babies was laying right there and they had done took Sent, but he was right here,” said Keri Simmons, Daquavious Tillison’s best friend.
“He was more than my little brother. That was my child,” said Demetrius Tillison, Daquavious Tillison’s brother.
Demetrius found his brother dead in the road, after he said they were just enjoying the night at Cruisers Bar.
“I remember everything. He was my baby. Like he was a great guy, like I love him. I miss him,” Demetrius said.
Anderson Police said there was some type of altercation at the bar before this murders.
“It was an altercation at that bar, Cruisers…these individuals located them somehow, whether they followed them or what on B street. At this time, we don’t know if they followed them, that they were located and they did shot them multiple times,” said Captain Mike Aikens, of the Anderson Police Department.
“Just our hearts and thoughts, and prayers go out with the families of the two victims. This is so surreal, again. Again, we’re here standing talking to you again about another death in the city of Anderson and it’s not acceptable,” Captain Aikens said.
According to the arrest warrants, Frank Rhoads shot and killed the two men with a .45 caliber gun.
Flynn “did join with codefendants in the commission of a murder” and “was aware of the intention of the crime prior to it occurring,” according to the arrest warrants.
Dominick Rhoads “provided transportation to and from a shooting,” according to the arrest warrants.
“Like find them. Like I feel like they’re taking too long. They can’t hide forever,” Demetrius said.
“They acted as if they were friends with him. So if they can do it with somebody that’s their friend, then they’ll do it to anybody,” Simmons said.
As police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident, family and friends are holding on to memories.
“He’s a great guy. He loved his kids. It didn’t matter what was going on, if he was sad. He would always make you smile. He was just a great guy,” Simmons said.
Close family members are now pleading for justice, as well.
“We just need justice for Quay and Sent. We just need justice. These men need to be off the street. We just need justice,” Simmons said.
Police said the men may be driving a black 2014 Ford Fusion with South Carolina license plate “TQD813” or a pewter 2007 Chevy Suburban with South Carolina license plate “RZX314.”
The men should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.
Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts or the shooting is asked to call Detective Anderson at (864) 844-3767. Anyone who encounters the individuals is asked to used caution and contact 911.