Man shot to death in his home

Liberty man dies in his home; death ruled homicide, coroner says

Kennedy Drayton, 31, died from gunshot wound



PATRK: IC THANK YOU. GAS PRICES ARE DROPPING A LITTLE BIT ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BUT OFFICIALS SAY IT MIGHT NOT LAST. DESTINY: THIS COMES AS PRICES HAVE HIT RECORD HIGHS OVERHE T LAST SEVERAL WEEKS. OUR DANIEL ROBINSON JOINS US NOW WITH WHAT PRICES LOOK LIKE TSHI MOINRN DANIEL: GOOD MORNING. HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, THE AVERAGE FOR REGULAR IS AT $ 3., A DROP FROM AROUND 3 CENTS FROM LAST WEEK. THAT’S ALL ACCORDING TO AAA. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE START OF THE YEAR THAT GAS PRICES HAVE DROPPED OVER THE LAST 3 WEEK. ACCORDING ATO SURVEY, SOME OF THE DECLINE IS DUE TO RETAILER MA RGIN LOSSES. HOWEVER, OFFICIALS SAY DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT TO SEE INCREASED PRICES AT THE PUMP IN THE COMING WEEKS BEFORE THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN PRICES. THE NATIONAL AVERAGE TSHI MORNING IS $ 4.24. THAT’S CLOSE TO 1 CENT LESS THAN LAST WEEK. AND THEN IN OUR REGION, PRICES ARE PRETTY UNITED ACROSS THE BOARD. IN GEORGIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, THOSE PRICES HAVE DROPPED SINCE LAST WEEK AT A COUPLE OF CEN.TS THE AVERAGE IN GEORGIA IS $ 3.94. AND THEN IN NORTH CAROLINA, THE AVERAGE IS $ 4..03 GEORGIA, NORTH CAROLINA, AND SOUTH CAROLINA HE AVALL SEEN A DROP IN PRICES FROM THIS TIME LAST WEEK. DESTY: IN THANK YOU. A PEDESTRIAN DID AFTER BEING HIT AT TWO CARS IN SPARTANRGBU COUNTY. STATE TROOPERS SAY ONE OF THE DRIVERS LEFT THE SCE.NE TROOPERS SAY IT HAPPENEDN O HIDDEN HILL ROAD SATURDAY NIGHT. THEY TELL US A CAR HIT A PEDESTRIAN WHO WAS IN THE ROAD. MOMENTS LATER, A SECOND CAR ALSO HIT THE PEDESTRIAN. ACCORDING TO TROOPERS, THE SECOND VEHICLE DROVE OFF. THE CORONER HAS IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM AS 31-YEAR-OLD ERICA CARR.EE RIGHT NOW, THERE IS NOT A GOOD DESCRIPTION OF THAT VEHICLE. WE WILL UPDATE YOU AS WE LEARN MORE. PATRICK: ALSO IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY, A POPULAR RESTAURANT IN COWPENS WAS DESTROYED BY FE.IR FIREFIGHTERS SAY THEY WERE CALLED TO THE WAGON WHEEL FISH CAMP AROUND 11:00 YESTERDAY MORNING. THEY TOLD US THE BUILDING WAS ALREADY DESTROYED BY THE TIME THEY ARRIVED. AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING WHAT STARTED THE FIRE. DESTINY: TWO DOGS DIED FOLLOWING A HOUSE FIRE IN ANDERSON COUNTY. THE TOWNVILLE VOLUNTEER REFI DEPARTMENT SAY CREWS WERE CALLED THE TO THE FIRE ON CIRCLE STETRE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. CREWS SAY, WHEN THEY ARRIVED, THEY FOUND HEAVY FIRE THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE, AND THE TWO DOGS WERE INSIDE. RIGHT NOW, NO WORD ON WHAT STARTED THE FIRE. PATRK: IC THIS MORNING IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK IN NORTH CAROLINA, CREWS EAR TRYGIN TO GET A HOLD OVER WILDFIRE. EIGHT AT LEAST 70 CREW MEMBERS HAVE RESPONDED TO THE THOMAS DIVIDE COMPLEX FIRE. IT INVOLVES TWO WILDFIRES, THE STONE PILE FIRE AND THE COOPER CREEK FIRE. PARK OFFICIALS SAY DOWNED POWER LINES, FALLEN TREES, AND HIGH WINDS CAUSED THE FIRE. AT LAST CHECK, THE FIRE IS 30% CONTAINED. THIS MORNING, BECAUSE OF THE FIRE, SEVERAL TRAILSND AND CAMPSITES ARE CLOSED. DESTINY: UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT IS PLEADING FOR MORE HELP FROM ETH WEST AS PEACE TALKS WITH RUSSIA GET UNDERWAY THIWE.S PATRICK: WHILE IN THE US, THE WHITE HOUSE IS CLARIFYING A STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN. HERE IS AIXA DIAZ. AIXA: THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE US IS NOT LOOKING TO REMEOV VLADIMIR PUTIN FROM POWER IN RUSSIA BUT DOES BECAUSE TO STOP HIM FROM UNLEASHING MORE ATTACKS ON HIS NEIGHBORS. PRESIDENT PRAYING CKNBA WASHINGTON AFTER MEETING WITH WORLD LEADERS IN EUROPE. IN POLAND, THE PRESIDENT STRESSED US SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE AND DENOUNCED VLADIRIM PUTIN’S AGGRESSION. PRESSURE. BIDEN: FOR GOD’S SAKE, THIS MAN CNOANT REMAIN IN POWER. AIXA: THAT COMMENTAING R EYEBROWS, ITCRICS ACCUSING THE PRESIDENT OF SUGGESTING REME CHANGE IN RUSSIA. LATE. ROB PORTMAN: FIRST, I THINK ALL OF US BELIEVE THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE WITHOUT VLADIMIR PUTIN. BUT SECOND, THAT’S NOT ETH OFFICIAL US POLICY. CLARITY IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT. AIXA: THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS PRESIDENT BIDEN WAS REFERRING TO PUTIN’S POWER OVEREI NGHBORING NATIONS AND THE REGION, NOT WITHIN HIS OWN COUNTRY. THE US AND ALLIES ARE SENDING MORE MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO UKRAINE, BUT VOLODYMYR ZELENYYSK IS ASKING FOR FIGHTER JETS AND TANKS. REP. ADAM KINZINGER: WE HAVE TO GIVE THEM EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO WIN THIS WAS, BECAUSE WE’VE MADE IT CLEAR WE’RE NOT GOINGO T INTERVENE DIRECTLY. AND I DON’T THINK WE SHOULD AT THIS POINT. AIXA: RUSSIA NOW SAYS IT’S FOCUSING ON TAKING CONTROL O THE DONBAS REGION OF EASTERN UKRAINE AFTER ENCOUNTERING RESISTANCE IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNY. IN WASHINGTON, AIXA DIAZ, WYFF NEWS 4 DESTINY: JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AND FORMER CLEMSON QUARTERBACK TREVOR LAWRENCE BACK IN THE UPSTATE OVER THE WEEKEND. HE WAS HOSTING HIS FIRST YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP IN GREER SUNDAY MORNING AT MESA SOCCER COMPLEX. KIDS AGES 6 TO 16 LINED UP TO MEET TREVOR, TAKE SOME PICTURES, TOSS THE PIGSKIN AROUND WITH HIM, AND WORK THEIR WAY AROUND GETTING COACHES UP BY SOME LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL AND YOHUT INSTRUS.CTOR TREVEN THILEN PLACE, ANDERSON, THE WHOLE AREA OF THE UPSTATE, IT’S SPECIAL TO ME. A BIG PART OF MY LIFE AND WHIO AM COMES FROM SPENDING MY TIME, THREE YEARS HERE. IT’S A REALLY SPECIAL PLACE. I LOVE COMING BACK. IT’S A SPECIAL FEELING. IT’S KI ONDF LIKE A SECOND HOME FOR ME. IT’S SPECIAL BEING HERE, AND JUST TO HAVE THE SUPPORT MEANS A LOT, KNOWING THAT THEY FOLLOWED ME IN JACKSONVILLE AND ALL THOSE THINGS. IT’S REALLY COOL. DESTY: IN LAWRENCE IS GETTING READY FOR HIS SECOND NFL SEASON, EXPECTING BIGGER AND BETTER

Liberty man dies in his home; death ruled homicide, coroner says

Kennedy Drayton, 31, died from gunshot wound

An Upstate man died after being shot overnight, according to the Pickens County deputy coroner. (Video above: Morning headlines from WYFF News 4) Kennedy Drayton, 31, of Liberty, died at his home just after midnight, Deputy Coroner Heather Harrison said. Drayton died from a single gunshot wound, Harrison said. His death has been ruled a homicide and is being investigated by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Chad Brooks, with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, said a woman has been taken into custody for questioning. Brooks said detectives continue to investigate and review evidence including the woman’s claim of self-defense. Brooks said deputies were called to the home after a 911 call.

An Upstate man died after being shot overnight, according to the Pickens County deputy coroner.

(Video above: Morning headlines from WYFF News 4)

Kennedy Drayton, 31, of Liberty, died at his home just after midnight, Deputy Coroner Heather Harrison said.

Drayton died from a single gunshot wound, Harrison said.

His death has been ruled a homicide and is being investigated by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Deputy Chad Brooks, with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, said a woman has been taken into custody for questioning.

Brooks said detectives continue to investigate and review evidence including the woman’s claim of self-defense.

Brooks said deputies were called to the home after a 911 call.

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