Three Teens Arrested in Swansea Shooting and Armed Robbery

Lexington County deputies have arrested three teenage males in connection with an armed robbery and shooting in the Swansea area of Lexington County. According to Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon, the incident occurred Wednesday evening.

“After speaking with witnesses and victims, investigators determined one of the teens stole a gun out of a car at a gas station on Edmund Highway,” said Sheriff Koon. “Later that night, the teens were at a home off Redmond Mill Road and shot in the direction of three other people following an argument.”

All three teens are facing charges of three counts of assault and battery first degree and one count of pointing and presenting a firearm, according to investigators. Additionally, one teen is charged with one count of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

The names of the suspects will not be released due to their age, being under 18, as stated by Sheriff Koon. “Following the shooting, the three teens ran away and were caught by deputies Thursday night,” he added.

The events of Wednesday night are still under investigation, and further charges may be filed in the future. The suspects have been arrested and transported to the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.