Three 14-year-olds, 15-year-old charged with murder in shooting death of Rock Hill man

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Three 14-year-olds and a 15-year-old were charged with murder in the shooting death of a 38-year-old Rock Hill man, police said. Officers went to an apartment on Paces River Avenue off Celanese Road, which is near the Catawba River just after 12 a.m. Monday.

Police said they were called for reports of gunfire, and said when they arrived at Paces River apartments, they found the man inside an apartment who had been shot more than once. He died at the scene, investigators said.

“The juveniles were angry about (a) discipline that occurred earlier in the day,” police said.

“A concerted effort by those four juveniles to come up with a plan that resulted in the murder of the victim,” said Lt. Michael Chavis, with Rock Hill police.

They shot the man and left the scene with the gun, which was obtained illegally.

The four juveniles were later detained at the Rock Hill Law Center and also charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

The gun was found in the woods.

The names of the kids were not released because of their ages. The man’s name has not been released either.

“Everybody involved did know each other but to protect the names of the juveniles at this point I cannot say what the relationship with the victim was,” Chavis said.

Investigators asked anyone with information about the shooting to call 803-329-7293.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information was released.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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