Arrest Made In Spartanburg Co. Shooting

Suspect arrested in Polk County

Ed Jenson
January 12, 2018 - 10:32 pm

The Spartanburg Co. Sheriff’s Office said a man has been charged with murder following a shooting on California Avenue in Spartanburg Friday afternoon.

The man, identified by the Spartanburg Co. coroner’s office as Terry Steven Whiteside, Jr., was taken by EMS to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

A witness at the scene told deputies about the incident and gave information about the suspect — later identified as Patrick James Coggins, of Landrum.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina reportedly saw Coggins’ vehicle in a grocery store parking lot and arrested him.

Warrants were obtained charging Coggins with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

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