SPARTANBURG CO., SC (WSPA) – Investigators released surveillance photos Wednesday showing two men they said are wanted for shooting and killing a man outside a Spartanburg County convenience store in March.

Surveillance photo showing two wanted in connection with deadly shooting at Bryant Road convenience store in Spartanburg County, March 12, 2022 (From: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff’s Office)

According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened during the early morning hours of March 12 outside a convenience store on Bryant Road.

“It was a little after midnight. The victim goes into that convenience store, I think to buy a drink,” said Lt. Kevin Bobo, Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said 29-year-old Jarqueze Rashad Williams was inside the store when two men got into his vehicle and attempted to drive away.

When Williams tried to stop them, deputies said one of the men shot him. The two suspects fled the scene.

“We were never able to interview him to try to get new details because he was immediately rushed to surgery,” said Lt. Bobo.

Williams was taken to Spartanburg Medical Center where he died from his injuries nearly two weeks later.

“We were hoping, just like his family, that he would improve over those two weeks in the hospital where maybe we could get something or more details to work on, but unfortunately that didn’t occur,” said Lt. Bobo.

Surveillance photo showing two wanted in connection with deadly shooting at Bryant Road convenience store in Spartanburg County, March 12, 2022 (From: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff’s Office)

Investigators said they found Williams’ vehicle abandoned around 15 hours later in another part of the county.

Deputies said the two suspects they need help identifying came to the store from the nearby Southern Pines Apartments.

“Hopefully somebody will recognize the clothing of those two individuals in the still photographs we released or maybe somebody was in the area that night and it will jog their memory,” said Lt. Bobo. “You know, we need the public’s help to give this family some closure.”

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone who can identify the two men in the photos to contact Investigator Ken Hammett at 864-503-4569 or call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.