Gwinnett County

What we know about 2 teenagers arrested in murder of star football player outside Gwinnett mall

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Police have arrested two teenagers in South Carolina in connection to the shooting death of a star high school football player in Georgia earlier this week.

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Elijah DeWitt, 18, was shot and killed outside a Dave & Busters at Sugarloaf Mill mall Wednesday night.


DeWitt was a star wide receiver at Jefferson High School in Jackson County.

On Friday, Gwinnett County police said they arrested 18-year-old Kemare Bryan and 19-year-old Chandler Richardson, both from Lawrenceville, in Anderson, South Carolina.

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Both have been charged with felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Both are currently in custody in the Anderson County jail. They will be extradited to Gwinnett County on Monday.

Police said detectives are still working to determine a motive behind the murder, but believe the suspects and DeWitt knew each other, and that when they saw each other in the parking lot outside the mall, they got into a fight an DeWitt was shot.

Channel 2′s Elizabeth Rawlins talked to DeWitt’s mother, who said she does not believe her son knew the shooters and that he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The investigation is ongoing.

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