Teen arrested after 3 killed, 1 hurt in Abbeville shooting


ABBEVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – A teenager accused of killing three people and hurting another in a shooting at an Upstate apartment complex has been arrested.

Thom Berry, spokesman for the S.C. Law Enforcement Division, said Elijah Ty Rez Head, 19, was arrested at about 1:30 a.m. Monday at the Ideal Motel on Highway 72 in Greenwood.

Elijah Ty Rez Head

Berry said Head has been charged with three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in the shooting at Hickory Heights Apartments on Cambridge Street in Abbeville Sunday morning.

The Abbeville County Coroner said the victims were found inside an apartment shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday.

The coroner said Shirley Jean Jones, 62, was shot one time and died at the scene. Steven Tinch, 26, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

The two other victims were taken to Self Regional Healthcare where one of them, Johntavier Moss, 24, died. Moss suffered of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the coroner.

According to neighbors, Tinch and Moss were first cousins, who lived with Jones, who was their grandmother.

Head was taken to the Greenwood County Detention Center. He was taken to Abbeville County, where he waived his right to a bond hearing.

Head had previously been charged with armed robbery, having an illegal gun, criminal conspiracy, grand larceny, and assault and battery by a mob.

SLED, Abbeville City Police Department and Abbeville County Coroner’s Office will continue investigating the incident.

Autopsies will be performed Wednesday, according to the coroner’s office.

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