Voorhees College basketball player arrested in fatal Swansea shooting

February 25, 2012 

Lexington County authorities arrested two men, one from Swansea and the other from Denmark S.C., in the fatal shooting of a Swansea man at his home February 12. A third man, Patrick Sintell Larry, 31, of Swansea was arrested earlier this month.

Henry Norris Johnson, 24, of Swansea and Justin K. Washington, 21, of Denmark were arrested Friday and face charges of murder, first degree burglary, and armed robbery, Lexington County Sheriff James Metts said in a statement. Johnson was a junior point guard (15) on the Voorhees College mens basketball team at the time of his arrest, Metts said.

According to authorities, the three men planned to rob Matthew Milhouse, Jr., 43, when they entered his Swansea home armed with a shotgun on February 12. Milhouse was shot in the upper leg, severing a major artery. He died within minutes, an autopsy determined preliminarily. A neighbor reported the shooting to authorities shortly before 3 a.m. on February 12.

A 20-gauge shotgun has been recovered and is being tested to determine if it was the shotgun used to kill Milhouse, Metts said.

On Saturday, Johnson was being held in the Lexington County Detention Center pending a bond hearing. Washington, also awaiting a bond hearing, was being held at the Bamberg County Detention Center. Larry was being held awaiting a bond hearing as well, Metts said

-- Rachael Myers Lowe

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