ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was found shot to death Wednesday morning on the side of an Anderson County road.
The Anderson County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene along Highway 29 near Plantation Road at 11:40 a.m. According to officers, the victim was found on the side of the roadway.
The coroner’s office said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the coroner, the victim was shot multiple times. His death was ruled a homicide.
“I seen a man laying on the side of the road and he’s laying there and he wasn’t moving, and I was trying to ask the people but traffic was moving too fast,” said Grant Jacks, a witness.
Witnesses said they saw a lot of commotion going on at the scene.
“He appeared to be dead possibly, nobody was moving there was a couple people there crying and whatnot,” said Jacks.
“I didn’t know what happened, we were down here we heard he got hit and all that, but later on we hear that he got shot and they found like 15 shell casings down there,” said Latavious Johnson, a witness.
Johnson said there were multiple law enforcement cars.
“I was heading here to get my car worked on and when I get to the intersection I see a cop come flying past me and then right where the road forks off and the other one like leads right down here, I see a man on the corner laying on the ground the paramedics and the cops surrounding him,” stated Johnson.
Witnesses called the scene heartbreaking.
“I was kinda shook up cause like that’s in the middle of the road, some dead man laying there, that could be anybody’s family. Ugh, just kinda shaken up,” said Johnson.
The victim was identified as 23-year-old Jeremiah James Lohr of Abbeville.
Officers and investigators said they do have a vehicle of interest which is a gray or silver SUV that was leaving the area at a high rate of speed.
Anyone with information can contact crime stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.