GREENVILLE CO, SC (WSPA) – Deputies say a young woman was found dead after a shooting reported near Saluda Dam Road.
The victim has been identified as Diana Martinez-Gonzalez,18, of Greenville.
Deputies say a woman placed a frantic call to 9-1-1 just after 1 p.m. Wednesday to report that her friend had been shot.
After a brief search, officers found the victim’s body nearby in a wooded area.
The suspect was arrested within minutes of officers’ arrival. Deputies identified him as Daniel De Jesus Rangel Sherrer. The 19-year-old is charged with murder, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis says Sherrer admitted to the crime, telling deputies that he and Martinez-Gonzales got into an argument and he was upset about her spreading lies about him. That’s when he forced her into the woods and shot her.
Investigators say Sherrer also held another victim against her will before she was able to escape.
Sherrer is in the Greenville County jail without bond.