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Two Arrested Following Deadly Shooting at Rock Hill Block Party

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Two Arrested Following Deadly Shooting at Rock Hill Block Party

Two males, aged 19 and 18, have been apprehended by law enforcement after a tragic shooting event resulted in two deaths and two injuries during a local block party in Rock Hill. The horrific incident happened around 10 p.m. on June 1 along Southland Drive, a peaceable residential neighborhood just off Mt. Holly Road.

The local police department of Rock Hill identified the victims who lost their lives as 44-year-old Montest Mincey and 21-year-old Maricus Kirk. They were declared dead at the scene. The injured parties, consisting of a 25-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, reportedly survived the shooting.

Police Response and Investigation

Several days elapsed after the shooting until police named 19-year-old D’markieoun Ji’shae Clyburn and 18-year-old Quantrel Jaheim Barrino as suspects in connection to the shooting. On June 7, with the help of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement arrested Clyburn following the issue of his arrest warrant. Authorities captured Barrino early the following day on June 8. Clyburn now faces a murder charge while Barrino is charged with accessory before the fact of murder.

What The Suspects Are Currently Facing

Clyburn and Barrino are both facing respective charges with regards to the death of Mincey. Currently, authorities are holding the suspects in Rock Hill Jail. In the wake of these incidents, authorities have established a police tip line. Those who attended the block party or possess any information regarding the shooting can submit tips. They can do this anonymously by dialing 803-325-2678. Police detectives are committed to continuing the investigation and ensuring justice is served.

This devastating occurrence adds to the rising numbers of gun violence incidents happening within the nation, sparking an ongoing discussion on gun control. The incident serves as a tragic reminder of the communities’ growing concern about safety in areas once considered safe and peaceful.

Public Reaction and Further Updates

Residents and locals were shocked and horrified to hear about the deadly shooting incident at a typically peaceful residential neighborhood. The tragic events have deeply affected the close-knit community of Rock Hill. Local officials are calling for unity and collective efforts to tackle such violence incidents.

Authorities and investigators are calling for anyone with information related to the deadly incident to come forward. More updates will be shared as further information about the incident becomes available through investigations.


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