LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A teen has been charged in a shooting that left another teenager dead in Laurens County.
According to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened Friday at 5:30 a.m. at a home on Memory Lane near the Enoree community.
Once deputies arrived at the scene, it was determined that Gavin Ray Dutton, 18, of Woodruff negligently discharged a firearm one time at the home, shooting the 14-year-old.
A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office said Dutton and the victim were friends.
The Laurens County Coroner’s Office said the 14-year-old was taken to the hospital where he died. The coroner’s office identified the teenager as Jeremiah Robinson, of Enoree.
Deputies arrested Dutton and charged him with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a stolen weapon.
Dutton was given a $12,000 bond.