Wanted teen turns self in, 2nd teen sought after deadly shooting in Moore

Keshawn Melvin Rice
Keshawn Melvin Rice

SPARTANBURG CO., S.C. (WSPA) –A teen accused of killing 20-year-old Thompson Kotlarich Demas has turned himself in to police, Tuesday.

Elian Nava, Keshawn Melvin Rice, Kameron Tyjai Wilson
Elian Nava, Keshawn Melvin Rice, Kameron Tyjai Wilson

Keshawn Melvin Rice, 16, of Spartanburg, was charged with armed robbery and murder after an incident happened at Demas’ home on East Killarney Kale Road in Moore, according to deputies.

Rice and three other people rode to Demas’ home to rob him, according to the incident report.

Deputies say Rice shot Demas in his garage.

Two other suspects are Kameron Tyjai Wilson, 16, of Lyman, and Elian Nava, of Spartanburg, who were charged with armed robbery for this incident.

Wilson is a Dorman High School football player, according to District 6 officials.

A fourth suspect was also identified as a murder suspect.

Carnellious Daekwon Stringer, 16, is a juvenile who is being charged as an adult for murder and armed robbery.

Carnellious Daekwon Stringer
Carnellious Daekwon Stringer

Deputies say he goes by Neil and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with any information about Stringer’s whereabouts are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Tipsters can remain anonymous.



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