Lawrenceville residents Kemare Bryan (aged 18) and Chandler Richardson (aged 19) were taken into custody in Anderson, South Carolina on Friday, according to authorities in Gwinnett County.
Both suspects have been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder with malice, first-degree assault, and carrying a handgun while committing a crime.
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The two of them have been taken into custody and are presently being held in the Anderson County prison. As of Monday, they will have been extradited to Gwinnett County.
Investigators are still trying to piece together what led to DeWitt’s death, but they think the suspects and he knew one other and that a fight broke out when they ran into each other in the mall’s parking lot.
The mother of DeWitt, who was interviewed by Elizabeth Rawlins of Channel 2, said she does not think her son knew the gunmen and that he was just in the wrong location at the wrong time.
The probe is still in progress.