2 arrested for Oct. 7 homicide outside Greenville sports bar

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) — The Greenville County Sheriff’s office is investigating a man’s death. Deputies say the man was found dead in the parking lot of La Barrita Sports Bar Thursday night.

Deputies responded to a call about a fight at the sports bar, located at 2217 W. Blue Ridge Drive, around 10:15 p.m. They report finding the victim dead in the parking lot upon arrival.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Henry G. Lopez, 44, of New Berry.

According to the GCSO, Eduardo Espino, 20, and Jose Rodrigo Magdaleno, 28, have been arrested and charged with murder.

Magdaleno has also been charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime after investigators learned he shot Lopez following an altercation that occurred inside, deputies said. 

After Lopez was shot, investigators learned that Magdaleno got into the passenger seat of a vehicle being driven by Espino and while driving away Espino ran over Lopez.

Both Espino and Magdaleno are currently being held at the Greenville County Detention Center.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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