Wilburn Ave. Homicide

Greenville Man Arrested

Stacie Bartro
September 19, 2019 - 3:18 pm

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Press Release from the Greenville County Sheriff's Office:

GREENVILLE MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH EARLY MORNING HOMICIDE

Greenville County Sheriff's Office

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 47 year-old, Leon Eric Brown  in connection with the homicide that occurred earlier this morning on W. Wilburn Avenue.

During the course of investigation, investigators learned that the shooting occurred as a result of an ongoing dispute between the victim and Brown.

Just prior to the shooting Brown, armed with a handgun, gained entry inside the residence, and ultimately shot the victim to death.

Deputies were able to make contact with Brown a short distance from the scene and took him into custody. 

Brown has been charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime, Kidnapping, Burglary 1st degree and two counts of Pointing and Presenting.

Brown was transported to the Greenville County Detention Center where he is awaiting a bond hearing.

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