Authorities investigate homicide near Ridgeland


RIDGELAND, S.C. — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and the State Law Enforcement Division are investigating a homicide outside Ridgeland.

Coroner Martin Sauls tells area media outlets that 32-year-old Gussie Goldwire of Ridgeland died late Sunday as he was being flown to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.

Witnesses tell deputies they heard several gunshots and then heard a car crash.

Authorities say that Goldwire was found outside the car.