Two teens charged in slaying of 17-year-old at Sugarloaf Mills

October 7, 2022
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The Scoop: Two teenage suspects have been charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Elijah Dewitt in the parking lot of Sugarloaf Mills Wednesday night.

The Arrest: The Gwinnett Police Department has charged 18-year-old Kemare Bryan, of Lawrenceville, and 19-year-old Chandler Richardson, also of Lawrenceville, with felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain felonies in connection with the killing of Elijah Dewitt.

Bryan and Richardson are currently in the custody of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office in Anderson, South Carolina.

Elijah Dewitt: Elijah Dewitt was a senior wide receiver on the Jefferson High School football team.

What’s Next?: The suspects are scheduled to be extradited to Gwinnett County on Monday.  

Detectives are still working to investigate the motive behind this incident, it appears that the suspects and the victim were familiar with each other and when they encountered each other in the parking lot, an altercation took place and then the shooting.

More Information: The Gwinnett Homicide Unit was assisted in this arrest by the Anderson County Sherriff’s Office as well as the Georgia State Patrol.

⚠️ Reminder: Crime articles contain only charges and information from police reports and law enforcement statements. Suspects and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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