• Deputies arrest 19-year-old in fatal shooting near Rock Hill

    By: Joe Bruno


    ROCK HILL, S.C. - The York County Sheriff's Office says it has made an arrest in a fatal shooting near Rock Hill Tuesday evening.

    Tyler Wayne Montgomery, 19, is in custody.

    Tyler Wayne Montgomery
    (Image courtesy York County Sheriff's Office)

    “Our Detectives and Criminal Intelligence Unit worked diligently throughout the night building leads to identify Tyler Montgomery as a suspect,” said Sheriff Kevin Tolson. “It was through hard work and relentless pursuit we were able to make an arrest so quickly.”

    Deputies say they are still looking for a second man who also ran from the scene.

    [IMAGES: Deputies search for suspects after man shot to death in York County]

    The shooting happened around 4 p.m. on Adnah Church Road near Highway 5. The sheriff's office was using search dogs and deputies were asking people to stay clear of the area.

    Authorities said the victim, 23-year-old Mardarius Bailey, flagged down a state trooper for help after he was shot. Despite the trooper's best efforts to save him, Bailey died at the scene.



    Pictures from Chopper 9 Skyzoom showed emergency vehicles around an area in the middle of the intersection that was roped off with crime tape.

    Noah Gamerl lives nearby the crime scene and saw deputies searching for the suspects.

    “It's scary to think it happened near my house,” he said. “Near other people's houses.”

    The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division helicopter helped with the search.

    Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or York County Crimestoppers at (877) 409-4321.

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