Man dead, suspect arrested after shooting in QT parking lot in Greenville


GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said one man is dead and another man arrested after a shooting in a QT parking lot Sunday morning.

Deputies said a call came in around 1:00 a.m. about a shooting at the QT located at 1509 Grove Road. The suspect inside the vehicle shot and killed the victim while he was in the parking lot, according to deputies.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as being 54-year-old Willie Smallwood. Smallwood was pronounced dead at the scene.

Greenville County Senior Deputy Coroner Kent Dill said that an altercation resulted in Smallwood being shot.

The suspect, 30-year-old Brandon Tyquawn Boozer, was spotted and deputies initiated a traffic stop.

A release from the sheriff’s office states that Boozer didn’t stop for deputies and threw a firearm out the window.

Deputies said they forcefully stop Boozer’s vehicle in the parking lot of QT, located at 1012 Woodruff Road.

Following a brief foot chase, deputies were able to arrest Boozer.

Boozer was taken to the Greenville County Detention Center where he is facing charges for Murder and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime.

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