GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Greenville County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a man early Friday in connection to a shooting that killed his neighbor in Piedmont. Dennis Rodney Ferguson is accused by deputies of killing Fidel Arzate Martinez, 22, early Friday morning.
A magistrate court judge denied bond for Ferguson, 38, in court Friday afternoon.
According to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call around 3:45 a.m. regarding a person who had been shot in the 100 block of Manhattan Boulevard.
Upon arrival, deputies report locating a man with at least one gunshot wound. That victim, later identified as Martinez, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Greenville County Coroner’s Office concluded that Martinez was killed by a gunshot wound to the chest.
A short time after arriving on scene, deputies arrested Ferguson and charged him with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Investigators learned that Ferguson and Martinez were neighbors and a dispute led to the shooting.
Ferguson is being held without bond at the Greenville County Detention Center.