Three suspects arrested in connection to deadly shooting in Kershaw County

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Published: Jul. 17, 2022 at 9:22 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2022 at 6:19 PM EDT
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ELGIN, S.C. (WIS) - Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a shooting on Highway 1 South near Watts Hill Road in Elgin.

The three men, Troy Eugene Keitt, Jr, 22, Ti ‘Yon Akeem Harriot, 21, and Deshon Jakeef Kirkland, 18, have been arrested on charges of murder.

According to KCSO they believe the shooting was a targeted shooting and not just a random road rage incident.

Investigators also believe the 17-year-old was just an innocent bystander.

“We are thankful for all the community tips received after this incident was shared on social media and local news stations. I am pleased with the timeliness of arrests made in this case. I pray justice will be served for the family of our deceased 17-year-old victim.” Sheriff Lee Boan

All three suspects are currently at the Kershaw County Detention Center.

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According to Kershaw County Coroner David West, a 17-year-old male has died, and a woman was injured after a possible road rage incident.

Early Sunday morning, the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office responded to an incident on Highway 1 South near Watts Hill Road in Elgin.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a white Dodge Dart occupied by three victims. The male victim died at the scene.

A female victim was found with a gunshot wound to the leg. She was taken to the hospital.

No information was given on the third passenger.

Deputies say the suspect, or suspects, left the scene and drove toward Lugoff. The suspect(s) car is possibly a newer model, white Honda Accord.

KCSO investigators, the Kershaw County Coroner’s Office and SLED are investigating,

If you have any information, call KCSO at 803-425-1512 or 803-424-4000. To remain anonymous, call 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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