WELLFORD, SC (WSPA) – A second suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting Tuesday night on James Raymond Court near Wellford.
According to Sheriff Chuck Wright, the two were attempting to steal a car from a home when the homeowner fired shots, killing one suspect and causing the other to flee.
The suspect is a juvenile being held by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Deputies say violent crimes investigators haven’t been able to interview him yet.
15-year-old Deondre Larise Brannon of Spartanburg died at the scene from a single gunshot wound, according to the coroner’s office.
There was a weapon at the scene that did not belong to the homeowner and it may have belonged to the suspect, according to the Sheriff.
The shooting remains under investigation by the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.