SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – A man was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday following a 2018 shooting spree, which resulted in the death of a Spartanburg man.
According to a solicitor’s office new release, Brian Cornelius Foster, 19, was sentenced after he was found guilty after a three-day on charges of murder, attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and unlawful possession of a weapon.
Foster shot and killed Eric Morris on Feb. 18, 2018. A second person survived a shooting wound to his hip.
According the release, Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office deputies found Morris dead inside a home in the 100 block of Old Canaan Road, and the second told authorities that he was shot while running from the home to get help from a neighboring home.
Deputies found several bullet casings on the ground between the two homes.
The surviving victim, as well as witnesses, helped identify Foster as the shooter.
After the incident, Foster reportedly removed some of his clothes and tried to hide the items under a shed on Bayberry Drive as he continued to run from deputies.
He was arrested two days later.
“This is senseless violence,” Assistant Solicitor Spenser Smith said. “The afternoon started with a group of acquaintances gathering to do simple mechanical work and escalated into a tragedy.”
According to the release, Foster’s prior criminal records includes convictions for second-degree burglary, grand larceny and driving under the influence.