Suspect in South Carolina Slayings Hopped on a Plane

Man suspected of fatally shooting 3 people found in Florida
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2021 3:30 AM CDT
Updated Aug 3, 2021 6:54 AM CDT
Suspect in South Carolina Slayings Fled on Plane
This undated photo provided by the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office shows Jeffery Powell.   (Greenwood County Sheriff's Office via AP)

The man suspected of fatally shooting three people in South Carolina on Monday afternoon was arrested hours later in Florida. Jeffery David Powell, 36, took a commercial flight there after the murders, police say. A man, woman, and girl were killed inside a residence, and another child was injured but managed to escape, the Index-Journal reports. That child fled to a neighbor's house for help and 911 was called. The child was in stable condition as of Monday night. As for Powell's suspected involvement, "There’s a relationship there, but we’re still trying to get some of those details on how they know each other," the local sheriff says, per the AP. (More South Carolina stories.)

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