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Teen killed after shooting in Clover, police say

CLOVER, S.C. — A teen was killed in a shooting early Sunday morning, according to the Clover Police Department.

Around 12:45 a.m., police responded to a shooting on Pinckney Court.

At the scene, police said they found 19-year-old Keon Knox shot outside the residence. Knox was pronounced deceased at this scene.

Channel 9′s Glenn Counts spoke with a childhood friend of the victim.

They said they were heartbroken over the situation.

“I feel like it’s a bad dream that I can’t wake up from. I went from seeing someone every day to now I won’t get to see him at all. Next time I’ll be able to see him he’s gonna be on his back ... he’s gonna be on his back,” the friend, who did not want to be identified, told Channel 9.

The friend said she has just seen the Knox and was there when the shooting occurred.

“‘Can you tell us what happened?’ I don’t want to get into details ‘cause it’s something I’ll never forget. But it’s tragic. It’s something that should never happen, something that should not went that far,” the friend to Channel 9.

The friend went on to say that they worked with Knox at Performace Friction and he would often say he was determined to make something of his life.

Police said a 17-year-old suspect has been taken into custody in connection with this incident.

The suspect is currently being held at the Moss Justice Center, according to police.

This is a developing story; check back at wsoctv.com for updates.

(WATCH BELOW: CMPD investigating homicide after man found dead at south Charlotte apartment complex)


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