Suspect in Darlington murder turns himself in

Jerry Sidney Boyd (Source: Darlington County Sheriff's Office)
Jerry Sidney Boyd (Source: Darlington County Sheriff's Office)

Darlington, SC - DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) - The suspect in a shooting that left a teen dead in Darlington County has turned himself in, according to the Darlington County Sheriff's Office.

Jerry Sidney Boyd, 21, of Hartsville, turned himself into deputies at the Darlington County Detention Center around noon Saturday.

According to DCSO spokesman Capt. Andy Locklair, deputies were called to the 1400 block of East Old Camden Road late Friday night on a reported shooting. When they arrived, they found a teenage boy with a gunshot wound. He died at the scene around 10 p.m.

According to Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee, the victim was identified as 17-year-old Rashod Zimmerman of Hartsville.  An autopsy is planned for Sunday.

Investigators and crime scene units began looking into the killing, but Sheriff Wayne Byrd says it appears the shooting occurred at a separate location.

Boyd is currently in jail awaiting a bond hearing for the murder charge. More charges are expected to be filed against him.

Locklair said it is unclear at this time what the motive for the shooting might have been, but the case remains under investigation at this time.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the DCSO at 843-398-4501 or your local law enforcement agency.

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