Man charged in Westminster homicide investigation

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office

OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A Westminster man has been arrested and charged in a homicide investigation.

Deputies were dispatched to Little Choesteoa Road, in the southern part of Oconee County near the South Union community, just after 10 p.m. Saturday for reports of a shooting.

Deputies and paramedics rendered medical aid to a victim, who had a gunshot wound to the head. That person died at the scene and has been identified by the coroner’s office as 65-year-old James Richard Carlson.

37-year-old Brian James Schwenk, of Westminster, was detained at the scene and then booked into the detention center at about 4:03 a.m. Sunday morning, according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.

He is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation.

The incident is the first homicide investigated by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office so far in 2020.

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