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Upstate man gets 25-years for fatal drive-by shooting

Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021

A Gaffney man received a 25-year prison sentence Tuesday for his role in a fatal drive-by shooting.

Shaun Rogers Jr. 21, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, discharging a firearm into a dwelling and attempted murder. Circuit Judge Keith Kelly issued the sentence.

Overton Good, 23, of Gaffney, died in the Oct. 2, 2018 drive-by shooting on Pleasant School Road.

The investigation revealed Rogers and Jermaine Jefferies, 23, of Gaffney, attempted to force their way into the Good home minutes before the drive-by shooting. Overton Good stopped them at the door. The unwanted visitors left the property in a car driven by Rogers. Rogers drove down the street and turned around. Jefferies fired multiple shots through a passenger window as they passed by the Good residence. Good died due of a gunshot wound. A second person inside the home escaped uninjured.

Witness descriptions and forensic evidence helped Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies identify Rogers and Jefferies.

Rogers received a 20-year prison sentence after he was convicted for first-degree burglary and attempted armed robbery in a jury trial last year. Jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict on the murder charge as well as the other charges.

Rogers will serve more than 21 years in prison before he is eligible for release.

Jefferies has pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder, first-degree burglary, attempted armed robbery, discharging a firearm into a swelling and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Jefferies is detained in the Cherokee County Detention Center awaiting sentencing.

                                                                                            

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