Man with gun shot to death after confrontation at Easley home

PICKENS Co., SC (WSPA) — The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office said a man was killed after he entered an Easley residence and allegedly fired shots at people inside the home.

Deputies received reports of a gunshot victim at a home on Walker Street around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Deputies found a man inside the home with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

The coroner identified the man as Henry Hugh Thomas, 39, of Greenville. His death has been ruled a homicide.

Investigators think Thomas entered the home uninvited and armed with a handgun. Deputies say several adults were inside the home and several rounds of gunfire were exchanged between Thomas and at least one other person.

Pickens County Chief Deputy Creed Hashe said witnesses claim Thomas entered the home uninvited and brandished a handgun before firing two rounds towards people in the residence. No one else was reportedly wounded.

Hashe said Thomas was shot during a struggle with people inside the home.

Two handguns and shell casings were collected at the scene as detectives worked through the night to investigate the shooting.

No arrests had been made as of Thursday.

Deputies expect to complete the investigation and turn over the findings to the 13th Circuit Solicitor’s Office within a week.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 898-5500 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.

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