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Police believe there are witnesses

Rock Hill police want to talk to the people who were in a white Ford Taurus that was at the scene of a fatal shooting on Cummings Street last month.

Amanda Rea Beaty, 26, was shot multiple times July 29 on her Rock Hill porch. The four-door car was seen in the area during the shooting, said Capt. John Thickens of the Rock Hill Police Department.

"It was occupied and stopped in front of the residence where the shooting occurred," Thickens said. "However, the occupants aren't suspects. Shots were not fired from the car."

Police believe that two or three men were in the car, and police want to talk to them, Lt. Jerry Waldrop said.

"We know that they are witnesses to the shooting," Waldrop said. "We would like for them to come forward and tell us what they saw."

Beaty and her 28-year-old boyfriend, Kenward Anthony Roscoe, were on the front porch at 474 Cummings St. when shots rang out around 10:15 p.m. that night, according to police. Meanwhile, the men in a mid-1990s Taurus sat in front of Beaty's home, Thickens said.

"We feel that when the shooting occurred, they were frightened off by the shooting and felt they needed to leave the area for their own safety," Thickens said.

Police found Beaty lying on her front porch.

Witnesses recalled seeing the white car, Waldrop said.

"The rear tag was illuminated by what appeared to be a blue neon light," he said.

Last week, Roscoe was charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the shooting. Roscoe, whose bond was set at $25,000, remained in custody Friday at Moss Justice Center in York.

Anyone with information on the car or its occupants should call the Rock Hill Police Department at 329-7200 or CrimeStoppers of York County at 1-877-409-4321.

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