Man dies after accidentally shooting self at QT; 1 charged, deputies say

Brandon Manley

GREENVILLE CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A man has been charged after another man accidentally shot himself in the head at the QT gas station on Grove Road, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the reported shooting just before 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.

When first responders got to the scene, they found a man with at least one gunshot wound to the head.

The man was taken by EMS to the hospital and has since died, according to the Greenville County Coroner’s Office.

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Jerik Christian Wynn.

He was pronounced dead at Greenville Memorial Hospital at 1:18 p.m. Sunday.

According to deputies, Wynn and 20-year-old Brandon James Manley were riding in a car together and handling a gun.

Manley was driving and Wynn was riding in the passenger seat when he accidentally shot himself.

Investigators found multiple stolen firearms in the car, and Manley has been charged with Possession of a Stolen Pistol.

Manley also had several active warrants in Anderson County, deputies say.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and Coroner’s Office will continue to investigate this shooting.

We will update this article when more information becomes available.

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