Teenager shot, killed during car theft ID’d in Spartanburg Co.

Deondre Larise Brannon
Deondre Larise Brannon

WELLFORD, SC (WSPA) – The coroner has identified the teenager shot and killed Tuesday night on James Raymond Court.

15-year-old Deondre Larise Brannon of Spartanburg was shot by a homeowner while trying to steal a car, according to Sheriff Chuck Wright.

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

The coroner says Brannon died from a single gunshot wound but says they will continue to perform other tests to confirm the cause of death.

A second suspect is 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.

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