Lexington County, SC (WLTX) -- The Lexington County Sheriff's Department is requesting help from the public in identifying two suspects involved in a fatal shooting Saturday in the town of North.
According to Deputies, 29-year-old Tycus Metricus Toland of North was shot and killed while meeting with two men who had expressed interest in purchasing a car Toland had posted for sale on the internet.
Lexington Sheriff James R. Metts reports the department's detectives were called to a home on Bushberry Road in Pelion at about 4:30PM on Saturday, concerning the shooting.
When Deputies arrived they found the late Toland's body in the front yard, with a gunshot wound to his upper torso.
Toland and his brother, 33-year-old Vonkeith Toland, resident of the Bushberry Road home, had placed an advertisement on the internet in an attempt to sell a car. The two were contacted by an individual expressing interest in the car, and made arrangements to meet and examine the vehicle.
The Toland brothers met the individual, along with another man, at a location near North, and drove in separate vehicles to Toland's home near Pelion.
Shortly after arrival, the two men shot the Toland brothers, killing Tycus, and injuring Vonkeith. Circumstances surrounding the shooting, and any motive, remain under investigation at this time.
Witnesses told the Sheriff's Detectives that the two men were driving a light blue or silver sport utility vehicle, but were unable to provide any other details regarding the identity of the SUV. The men were described as one being heavy-set and 6-foot 3-inches with short dreadlocks, and the other approximately 5-foot 8-inches and thin, with closely cropped hair.
If anyone can provide any information at all regarding this shooting and death, you are asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com. You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.