2 teens arrested following deadly shooting at Belton Woods apartments in Anderson, police say

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ANDERSON, S.C. (WSPA) – Anderson Police arrested two teens following a deadly shooting Monday night at Belton Woods apartments.

Police said Carlos Andres Jimenez, 17, of Belton, and Zachary Brian Thomas Tost, 19, of Honea Path, shot into a vehicle multiple times at about 9:30 p.m. at the apartments at 109 Howard Lane.

“We’re the victims sir, me and this boy right here. They killed him in front of us.” Tost said to the judge during his bond hearing.

During the shooting, Daniel Jimenez, 23, of Anderson, was killed and Tost was shot in the shoulder and taken to the hospital.

 “They murdered Danny and they shot Zachery Tost and Daniel.” mother of one teen, Valerie Tost, said. She was referring to the people in the car.

Police said the shooting was captured on surveillance video and both men admitted to the shooting.

“A vehicle pulled up with four individuals inside, during the investigation it was found out three other individuals came out of an apartment with weapons.” Captain Michael Aikens, Anderson Police Department, said.

Both teens were charged with four counts of attempted murder and possession of a deadly weapon during a violent crime.

“At this time we’re unable to determine if shots were actually fired from that vehicle or if the shot that killed him was friendly fire.” Captain Aikens, said.

The teens were denied bond during a hearing Wednesday morning.

Carlos Jimenez (foreground) and Zachary Tost at a bond hearing in Anderson, December 4, 2019.
Carlos Jimenez (foreground) and Zachary Tost at a bond hearing in Anderson, December 4, 2019.

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