Rock Hill police have arrested a 25-year-old man in the April 12 murder of another man at 816 Carolina Ave., according to the police department.
Brandon Marquis McMoore of Rock Hill is charged with murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime, said police Capt. Mark Bollinger.
An African-American man in his 30s, identified by police as Darryl Stewart, was found shot several times in the 800 block of Carolina Ave. when police were called there around 11:30 p.m.
Officers found Stewart dead in his home from multiple gunshot wounds, Rock Hill detective Kris Quate said during a hearing Thursday. He said the shooter fled before police arrived.
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After a week-long investigation, warrants were issued for McMoore, Quate said.
“McMoore was established as the shooter, who shot Stewart multiple times inside of Stewart’s own home with malice,” Quate said.
McMoore’s mother attended the bond hearing and said her son was shot a few months ago. She said he needs to pay for any wrong-doing he may have done.
“It’s wrong,” said McMoore’s mother, whose name was not immediately available. “I’m not here to uphold him.”
Stewart’s aunt was also there, but said she bears no ill-will toward McMoore.
“I have no hostility toward (him),” said Stewart’s aunt, whose name also was not available. “We’re all hurting. We’re all parents. It’s just sad something like this had to happen.”
McMoore’s mother expressed her sympathy.
“I’m sorry for your loss,” she told Stewart’s aunt.
McMoore was booked into jail Thursday morning, the department said.
Bond was not set Thursday as judge Dolores Williams said she did not have jurisdiction. Another bond hearing will be held at the Moss Justice Detention Center in York. No date was given for that hearing.
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