Family offers $10K reward for info in Pickens Co. homicide

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PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – The family of a man killed in a Pickens County shooting is offering a reward for information in the case.

According to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, a man was found shot to death at his home on Shade Tree Circle on May 10.

The Pickens County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Heyward “Trey” Delno Price, III.

Investigators said no weapon was found at the scene.

“We think this is an isolated case, and all the actors there knew each other, and so it’s not some random shooting or anything,” said Sheriff Rick Clark, Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

Right now, Sheriff Clark has six detectives working this case, and Greenville County is also assisting.

“And our prayers are with the people and the family there. And so we’re working everywhere we can,” Clark said. “We’ve actually got six detectives just on this case. It means so much to us,” he added.

“It’s honestly like a bad dream. I wake up every hour of the night, thinking this is not real. But it’s real. And the hardest part of my day, I take my grandson to school every morning, and we talk about his daddy. He brings up his daddy, not so much about that, but daddy stuff in general,” said Dale Price, Trey’s father. “After I let him out, driving back by myself is such the hardest thing, I’ve ever done in my life. And to know that I have to explain things to his kids once they get older to where they understand, is heartbreaking, but something that we’ll have to do,” Price said.

Price said “Trey” was like his best friend.

“People keep saying he had the kindest, biggest heart. He really did in all honesty,” Price said.

“He and I coached baseball together. We coached basketball together. We worked together. We fished together. We did a lot together. And it’s almost like a bad dream, you just can’t wake up from,” Price said.

Price’s family said “Trey” enjoyed coaching for the Dacusville Recreation Department, and was dedicated to the kids.  

“He worked so hard with our kids, to help make them be the best athlete they can be. I mean, I’m lost for words. But it’s just, he was such a good guy to the kids. Our parents, you could ask any of them and they would tell you the same thing,” Price said. “He’s what you’d want your son to be if you had a son,” he said.

Price and his wife are offering a $10,000 reward out of their personal funds. They hope someone will come forward with answers.

“I ask that someone come and help us out. I know it’s hard, or you may feel like you’re in danger if you know something and can’t tell, but you have to. I mean, God wouldn’t expect anything less. You need to come forward, or if you’re the person that did it, help us,” Price said.

The sheriff’s office said detectives were conducting interviews with relatives, friends, and acquaintances but that they believe the shooting was an isolated incident and that there was no danger to the public.

Sheriff Clark said they are still looking for a vehicle of interest, that looks like an orange mini-van. Detectives believe it’s similar to a Dodge Caravan.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office at 864-898-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

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