Teen Charged with Manslaughter of 12 yr old
The Laurens County Sheriffs Office along with SLED, Laurens County Coroners Office, and Eighth Circuit Solicitors Office with the assistance of the Greenville County Sheriffs Office are investigating the shooting death of a 12 year old female that occurred Sunday night (Dec. 29th). The LCSO and medical personnel were dispatched to 181 Hanging Tree Road in Fountain Inn to a shooting incident.
Upon arrival Officers found the 12 year old victim with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The victim was flown to Greenville Memorial Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
During the course of the investigation a 15 year old male was taken into custody and will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 12 year old victim. The suspect was transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice where he will await a court appearance in Family Court.
The investigation is ongoing.