Suspect denied bond in deadly shooting of teen at Stop-A-Minit in Anderson


ANDERSON, S.C. (WSPA) – A teen was shot and killed at a convenience store in Anderson.

Dispatch officials said crews responded around 5:51 p.m. Thursday to Stop-A-Minit on East River Street.

Jerzie Unique Dejohnz Smith, 18, of Anderson, was shot in the chest, according to the Anderson County Coroner’s Office. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anderson Police Chief Jim Stewart said a suspect was arrested.

Christopher O’Maree Armstrong, 18, of Anderson, is charged with murder in Smith’s shooting death.

Armstrong was arrested near the scene of the shooting and admitted to killing Smith, according to an arrest warrant.

A magistrate judge did not set bond for Armstrong at a hearing on Friday morning. Armstrong’s next court date is scheduled Aug. 2.

A SLED background check shows Armstrong was arrested on drug and weapon charges earlier this month.

Christopher Armstrong

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