Two teens have been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Tyrone King on a Rock Hill porch last week, police said.
Donte Kevon Reid and Darius Bernard Jeter, both 17 from Rock Hill, each face murder and armed robbery charges in Thursday night's incident, sheriff's office records show.
King and two friends were held up at a Rock Hill house in the 400 block of Byars Street around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. King died at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after being shot in the head with a rifle, Rock Hill police reports stated. One of his friends was shot in the leg.
Rock Hill Police Lt. Brad Redfearn said Reid and Jeter were arrested Saturday. Redfearn did not know the role each is accused of taking in the crime.
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Redfearn said he couldn't comment on whether police are searching for other suspects. Redfearn said no official motive has been released, although armed robbery is a possibility. He did not know whether the incident was gang -related.
Victims said two men approached the porch around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, reports stated. One man pulled a gun from under his clothing and demanded, “Give it up,” victims told police.
“Give me what you got. Give me everything,” the other man said.
Shots were fired shortly after the men took around $10 cash and $200 in electronic devices from the victims, according to reports.
Jeter and Reid were booked at the Moss Justice Center in York.
In addition to murder, Jeter and Reid each have been charged with assault and battery with intent to kill, three counts of armed robbery with a deadly weapon, criminal conspiracy and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, records show.
Both were denied bond and remained in custody Sunday.