Police have charged a 22-year-old Rock Hill man, Dytavis Hinton, after an armed robbery turned deadly last week outside a Cherry Road nightclub.
The shooting occurred Sept. 21 after Hinton and another suspect attempted to rob band members playing at The Money, Rock Hill Police Lt. Brad Redfearn said.
Amid gunfire, Hinton's accomplice, Demorrio Burris, was fatally shot, police say. A member of the band, Scott Thomas, 37, of Greenville, N.C., also was shot and is recovering. His condition was unavailable Friday.
Hinton, of 236 Rhea St., was arrested Thursday and charged with murder in Burris' death, according to the felony murder doctrine, said 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett.
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"When two or more individuals act together to commit an inherently dangerous felony, like an armed robbery, all the people involved are responsible for any death that may occur as a result of the crime, including the death of their co-conspirators," Brackett said.
Hinton also was charged with attempted murder, burglary, attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, according to Rock Hill Police. Hinton was denied bond in Rock Hill and transferred to the Moss Justice Center in York, Redfearn said.
Members of a Greenville-based band called Parmalee were inside a recreational vehicle in The Money's parking lot celebrating after their performance, around 1 a.m., according to Rock Hill police. That's when they saw the suspects force their way into the RV. One of the men had a gun and demanded money.
Thomas, the band's drummer, drew a weapon and demanded the robbery suspects leave. Both sides started shooting and three people -- Thomas, Hinton and Burris -- were struck, Redfearn said. The suspects are accused of firing first and Thomas fired back, according to police.
Burris died at the scene.
Thomas will not be charged in Burris' death at this time, Brackett said.
After examining the evidence and talking with law enforcement and investigators, Brackett said it appears that Thomas "properly executed his right to self-defense."