Hope Ave. Loss

Autopsy Report Could Up Charge to Murder

Stacie Bartro
November 15, 2019 - 10:03 am

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The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is still investigating a July 10th shooting on Hope Avenue in Seneca.

Timothy Phillips was airlifted to Prisma Health Greenville after he was found with head injuries. 

Medical staff notified Investigators Phillips had a single gunshot would to the head. 

After months in long term care, Phillips died Thursday, an autopsy is scheduled today.

Marshall Lee Rogers, being held in the Oconee County Detention Center without bond, was charged for Attempted Murder and possession during a violent crime. 

Depending on Phillips autopsy results, Rogers may face additional charges.

Deputies ask that if anyone has information to call the Oconee County Sheriff's Office or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.
 

Oconee County Sheriff's Office

Official Press Release from the Oconee County Sheriff's Office:

On July 10, 2019 the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office responded to Hope Avenue in Seneca where deputies found a man, later identified as Timothy Phillips with head injuries.

The man was airlifted to PRISMA Health Greenville. Investigators were notified by medical staff that the victim had a single gunshot wound to the head.

Timothy Phillips has been in a long-term care/rehabilitation center located in Inman, SC since the incident.

He died at 10:41am earlier today (November 14th, 2019). An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday (November 15th, 2019) to assist with the ongoing investigation.

During the course of this investigation officers obtained information that led to the arrest of Marshall Lee Rogers.

Investigators obtained warrants on Rogers for Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Rogers was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center where he has been held without bond since the incident occurred.

Additional charges may be forthcoming based on the results of the autopsy on Friday.

If you or anyone you know has any knowledge of the incident that occurred, or have any information please call the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 638-4111.

To leave an anonymous tip by phone call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-724-6372), by web at www.p3tips.com and click “submit a new tip”, or via mobile phone by downloading the P3 Tips App on your Apple or Android Device.

 

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