Teen shot, killed trying to steal car in Spartanburg Co., sheriff says

James Raymond Court Scene shooting

WELLFORD, SC (WSPA) – A 15-year-old was shot and killed outside a home by the homeowner while attempting to steal a car, according to Sheriff Chuck Wright.

The shooting happened at James Raymond Court in Wellford shortly after 11:00pm on Tuesday.

The coroner identified the teenager as Deondre Larise Brannon of Spartanburg.

A second suspect was believed to have been shot and ran from the scene. The Sheriff says he had not shown up at any area hospitals.

According to Sheriff Wright, the homeowner had a car stolen Monday and believed the person came back for another car.

There was a weapon at the scene that did not belong to the homeowner and it may have belonged to the suspect.

The second suspect was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon and is now in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

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