GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – A man has been arrested following a homicide Wednesday evening on Main Street in Greenville.
“Talking with other investigators it has been mentioned that the victim and suspect were familiar with each other.” Greenville County Chief Deputy Coroner Mike Ellis said.
“They had interactions in the past,” PIO for the City of Greenville Police Department Sgt. Jonathan Bragg added. “Looks like there was a verbal altercation which led to the suspect shooting the victim.”
The Greenville Police Department said officers were in a parking lot on North Main Street when they heard a single gunshot in the direction of Towers East Apartments.
“The incident was solved pretty quickly,” Bragg said. “There was an officer across the street at the police department on Main St right beside the City Court House. They were sitting in the parking lot and heard the single gunshot coming from Towers East.”
Officers responded to the apartments where they found a victim lying on the ground with a gunshot wound.
“After autopsy today it was determined he had a single gunshot wound to the head,” Ellis said. “The case manner has been ruled a homicide.”
The person was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Greenville County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 51-year-old Timothy Kelly.
According to the police department, a suspect was seen walking away from the area and was taken into custody without incident.
Authorities identified the suspect as 61-year-old Ronald Dewight Moore.
“They went across the street, saw the victim on the ground and then saw several people leaving including the suspect fleeing the scene on foot,” Bragg said. “The suspect was seen discarding the firearm in the bushes. The firearm was recovered, and he was arrested and charged with several different offenses.”
He has been charged with murder, according to officers.