Bryan Sweatt ID’ed as Suspect in South Carolina Murder, Suicide

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 30, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Bryan Sweatt has been identified as the suspect in the murder of five people in Callison, South Carolina.

Sweatt then killed himself, Sheriff Tony Davis said.

Police have confirmed that six people are dead in the house on Callison Highway. They responded to the situation after a call, but everyone appeared to be dead by the time they arrived.

The dead include four adults and two children.

Two other children, though–girls aged 4 and 6–were let out of the home before the killings, reported the Independent Mail.

Drew Smith of WSPA said that the call came in at 5:54 p.m. that a person was threatening suicide. When the SWAT team entered the home at 7:30, everyone was dead.

Green County Sheriff’s spokesman John Long said that officials believe the killings stemmed from a domestic dispute, reported Fox.

Sheriff Tony Davis said that the community is not in any danger, reported Fox. The earlier reports of a stand-off were incorrect.

Two of the dead adults appear to have been a couple, while the two dead children were approximately 10 years old.

“I’ve been in law enforcement in Greenwood since 1975 and to my knowledge this is the first [situation] that I responded to with this many deceased,” Davis said.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.