Officers Names Released In Spartanburg Methodist College Shooting


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The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the officers involved in the shooting of Delvin Simmons on the Spartanburg Methodist College Campus.

Police say that Simmons hit Tomlinson with his car.

Andrew Tomlinson is the officer who fired his gun, shooting and killing Simmons.  Justin Yarbrough was also involved.

Both officers have only been with the department since September.

Both officers remain on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation by SLED.

Through employment records, Brianna Smith found out that Justin Yarbrough has worked for 8 other departments across the Upstate.

Tomlinson was previously employed by Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services for over 20 years.

Neither officer was wearing a body camera the night of the shooting.

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