Man charged in Upstate killing may be heading to Lowcountry

WOODRUFF, S.C. — Police in the Upstate say the suspect they have charged with killing a man outside a home may be trying to make it back home to the Charleston area.

Investigators said in a police report that 29-year-old Adriel Garnett killed the man outside a Woodruff home where he was going to play pool around 4 a.m. Saturday and then drove away in a gray Chevrolet Camaro.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger says 40-year-old Cecil Gilliam was shot several times and died at the scene, Police found six shell casings on the ground by his body.

Police didn’t give a reason why Garnett shot Gilliam. Investigators think he may be trying to drive back to his home in Goose Creek.