Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announces the additional arrests of three juveniles for the murder of a 14-year-old earlier this month.
Two 14-year-olds and a 15-year-old have each been charged with murder. The 15-year-old has been additionally charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Their names are being withheld due to their age.
Deputies responded to a wooded area near the 2400 block of Kneece Road just before 7:45 p.m. on March 7, in reference to a person being shot. Upon arrival, they found a deceased teen with multiple gunshot wounds.
The juveniles were arrested at their home on March 15. These three arrests follow the arrest of a 16-year-old on March 8 who was charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and unlawful carry.
All four suspects were taken to the juvenile wing of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.