Coroner identifies man shot to death at motel near Carowinds; arrest made

YORK COUNTY, S.C. — A 20-year-old man has been charged following a deadly shooting Wednesday afternoon in the lobby of the Sleep Inn off Carowinds Boulevard, near the theme park in Fort Mill.

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There was a large police presence at the motel at Lakemont and Carowinds boulevards in York County.

One man was killed, the sheriff’s office confirmed. The coroner’s office identified him as 18-year-old Joshua Richardson-Ross, of Charlotte.

Deputies said Isaiah Jones walked into the lobby, shot Richardson-Ross, and then left. He was spotted a short time later walking toward a nearby QT.

Authorities were able to arrest him Wednesday night in Iredell County but no other information has been released.

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