YORK COUNTY, S.C. - A man in York County, accused of shooting and killing two people in York County Friday night, is in custody after a shootout with authorities, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Deputies, at first, responded to a death investigation around 7:50 p.m. Friday on Rivercrest Road in Rock Hill.
Officials said two men were found with gunshot wounds and pronounced deceased.
The York County Coroner's Office identified the victims on Saturday night as Robin Thompson, 50, of Hickory Grove and Timothy Barber, 55, of Rock Hill.
Officers were able to quickly identify 28-year-old Jimar Frazier Neely as the suspect in the shootings.
Around 9:30 p.m., deputies responded to a call about a burglary and shots fired on Red River Road.
Witnesses told deputies they saw a black Dodge Charger leaving the scene.
(Jimar Frazier Neely)
Deputies said they located the suspect vehicle near Peachtree Road and Neely's Store Road and tried to stop it when a shootout began.
The driver, who officials identified as the suspect Neely, stopped at Church Road and Neely's Store Road, and then fled from the scene before being caught by sheriff's deputies.
Officals said no deputies were hurt during the shooting. The suspect was injured, but is expected to be OK.
Neighbor Bobby Edwards said deputies were turning everyone around in the area, so he could not tell what was going on.
"They were turning everyone around, trying to leave out," Edwards said. "They had the road blocked. You could see crime scene tape from here, but you really couldn't tell nothing."
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division will be assisting the investigation by investigating the officer-involved shooting. York County deputies and the Coroner's Office are investigating the double homicide.
This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for more information.
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