WELLFORD, SC (WSPA) – A man was shot and killed outside a home by the homeowner while attempting to steal a car, according to Sheriff Chuck Wright.
The shooting happened at James Raymond Court in Wellford shortly after 11:00pm on Tuesday. The coroner has been called to the scene.
A second suspect is believed to have been shot and ran from the scene. The Sheriff says he had not shown up at any area hospitals.
According to Sheriff Wright, the homeowner had a car stolen Monday and believed the person came back for another car.
There was a weapon at the scene that did not belong to the homeowner and it may have belonged to the suspect.
The Sheriff’s Office believes they have the identity of the other suspect and are trying to find him.
The identity of the suspect who was shot has not yet been released.