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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)

(Newser) – 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. (Read more South Carolina stories.)

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