Tommy Lane Smith, Jr. Cause Of Death, Obituary Not Yet Available – Greenville County Sheriff’s Office investigators are on the scene, conducting a fatality investigation near Bryson Street and Gordon Street in Greenville.
According to Crime Stoppers of Greenville, Greenville County Communications received a 911 call about a gunshot victim at about 4:20 p.m. today. When deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered an adult male inside a vehicle who had been shot at least once.
Overnight, members of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office F.A.S.I.T team, with the assistance of Spartanburg County Deputies, arrested 18-year-old Tijerrius Harris, along with two male juveniles, both 16 years of age, after they were located at a motel at 105 Jones Road in Spartanburg County.
Investigators believe that the victim, Tommy Smith, Jr., was shot after confronting the teenagers regarding a potential theft. Tommy was located inside of the vehicle he was reportedly driving and was subsequently pronounced deceased on the scene.
Since then, the man has been declared dead. Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Office at 864-271-5210 or Crime Stoppers of Greenville at 23-CRIME.