Who is Jeffrey David Powell? SC shooter kills 3, manhunt on for suspect with neck tattoo

Powell is described as 6-foot-2, 260 pounds, balding man with a large tattoo on his neck


                            Who is Jeffrey David Powell? SC shooter kills 3, manhunt on for suspect with neck tattoo
Deputies are searching for Jeffrey David Powell, 36, in relation to a shooting in Greenwood County, South Carolina (Credit: Greenwood County Sheriff's Office)

GREENWOOD COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA: Deputies of the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office confirmed that three people died and one person was injured in a house shooting that occurred at the Heddy Road on Monday, August 2 afternoon.

A manhunt is now underway. Greenwood County Deputies are searching for Jeffrey David Powell, 36, who they say is considered "armed and dangerous." The Sheriff's Office has not confirmed the total number of people shot but a local news outlet WYFF4 reported that three people were shot and killed at a home. Powell is described as 6-foot-2, 260 pounds, balding, and has a large tattoo on his neck.

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Major Cody Bishop confirmed that multiple people died, but did not say how many. The sheriff's office confirmed that two of the deceased victims are women and one is a man. They added that the person of interest has some relation to the victims. According to deputies, Powell had previous encounters with law enforcement, but they were minor in nature. "The status of the victims is unknown at this time as well the motive for the shooting," a press release from the Greenwood County Sheriff's Department reads.

Deputies were dispatched to the area near Heddy Road at around 3 pm local time. The situation is said to be "active" and deputies and K9 are searching the area. The State Law Enforcement Division's crime scene investigation team was also been called in. 

The sheriff's office is asking anyone that sees this man to not approach him and call 911 or 864-942-8632. 

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