A Greenwood man has been arrested in connection to a shooting in Abbeville County that claimed the life of three with one still in the hospital.
Officers responded Sunday morning around 3 a.m. to Hickory Heights Apartments on Cambridge Street in Abbeville. They found two victims dead and a third died after being transported to the local hospital. A fourth person remains in the hospital and their condition is unknown currently.
SLED identified the suspected shooter as Elijah Ty Rez Head, 19 who was later found at the Ideal Motel in Greenwood. Head was arrested and transported to the Greenwood Detention Center and charged with three counts of murder, attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
The victims have been identified as Shirley Jean Jones 62, Steven Tinch 26, and Johntavier Moss 24.
Head has been arrested before on similar charges.
On Dec 6, 2018
Head was arrested after robbing two individuals as they were attempting to purchase drugs from him. Head approached their vehicle, pointed a gun at one and made them both get out and lay down on the ground. Head and another suspect then robbed them taking cell phones, cash, shoes and driver’s license.
Head was arrested on mob charges as he was connected to the group of individuals who attacked a man at Windtree Apartments.
Sept 1, 2017
Head also appeared on our Arrest Report for armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.