20 and 17 Year Old Men Charged With Robbery, Murder

gunSUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Two Sumter men have been charged with murder and armed robbery in the shooting death of a man in Rembert.

The local paper, The Sumter Item reported Wednesday that Sumter police filed the charges against 20-year-old Marquez Stevens and a 17-year-old in the shooting of 25-year-old Lance Lynell Myers. The report said the 17-year-old also faces charges of possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a weapon under the age of 18.

The newspaper said Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock confirmed that Myers died from a single gunshot wounds. Authorities found Myers’ body Monday outside a vacant apartment building.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether either of the suspects had an attorney.

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