Arrest made in Rock Hill teen's shooting death

Two people have been arrested in connection to a shooting that killed 17-year-old Quantavious Torbit.

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Police in Rock Hill arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of a South Pointe High School student Sunday night. 

Detectives charged 25-year-old Demetric Houze with murder in connection with the death of 17-year-old Quan Torbit. Police also charged 19-year-old Timothy Holley with discharging a firearm in city limits. Investigators said more charges may be pending related to the case. 

According to Rock Hill Police, officers responded to a reported shooting in the area of Sunset and Roddey Street near a park around 6:15. When officers arrived on the scene, they saw two people suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The 17-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. A 20-year-old female was struck by a stray bullet, police said. 

The incident is the third homicide of the year in Rock Hill, detectives said. Authorities have not identified the victim, but a family member told NBC Charlotte's Billie Jean Shaw that the victim was Quan Torbit, a student at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill. 

Houze's bond was denied Tuesday. He remains in custody.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 803-326-3860.

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