ROCK HILL, S.C. – Three teenagers in Rock Hill were arrested overnight in connection with the shooting of a 15-year-old boy Tuesday afternoon.
According to Rock Hill Police, officers responded to a shooting on a walking trail in the area of Sunset Drive and Allen Street. The victim, only identified as a 15-year-old male, is still at Carolinas Medical Center for treatment of an injury that isn't considered life-threatening.
Investigators said the suspects attempted to rob the victim of marijuana and personal belongings, resulting in 17-year-old Devan Anthony Johnson shooting him. Johnson was charged with attempted armed robbery, attempted murder, criminal conspiracy, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, possession of a pistol by a person under 18, and simple possession of marijuana.
Officers also charged Elijah Isaiah McKnight, 17, with attempted armed robbery, conspiracy, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, possession of a pistol under 18, and possession of a stolen pistol.
A third suspect, identified as 18-year-old Ahlaysha Destiny Locke, was charged with attempted armed robbery, criminal conspiracy and simple possession of marijuana.