UPDATE | 4 more arrested in shooting near South Carolina church

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Four more people have been arrested in the shooting death of a teen near a South Carolina church.

The Richland County Sheriff's Department said Monday the latest four suspects are charged as accessories in the May 10 shooting of 17-year-old Amon Rice in Hopkins. Rice died May 12 in a Columbia hospital.

Thirty-nine-year-old Sandarrell Davenport, 40-year-old Alphonso Squire, 21-year-old Mikoyah Harvin and a 17-year-old were all arrested last week. There was no record of an attorney for them.

A woman and her three children already had been arrested.

Shytori Davenport was arrested shortly after Rice was found and was charged with murder, as was Winyah Gaither.

Kieauna Davenport and Kerria Davenport are charged as accessories.

Investigators say the shooting occurred at a meeting that was supposed to settle a dispute.



Monday, May 14, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A high school student shot near a church in South Carolina has died from his injuries.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said in a news release that 17-year-old Amon D. Rice of Columbia died Saturday afternoon at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital.

Rice was one of two people shot Thursday night near a church in Hopkins.

Watts said an autopsy shows Rice died from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

He was a rising senior at Lower Richland High School and a member of the varsity basketball team.

Officials have said the other victim was taken to the hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

No arrests have been made.