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Teen charged in shooting death of 14-year-old in Orangeburg County

14-year-old Tyler Benjamin was shot and killed as he sat outside on the porch of his Santee home on October 5 of 2020.

SANTEE, S.C. — A 17-year-old Santee man is charged with the shooting death of Santee 14-year-old Tyler Benjamin last October. 

Deputies say 14-year-old Tyler Benjamin was shot and killed as he sat outside on the porch of his Santee home on October 5 of 2020.

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Deputies say multiple witnesses identified the 17-year-old as the shooter. He is now charged with murder after a warrant was obtained last Thursday. More arrests are possible, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.

Benjamin was hit by the gunfire. He was taken to a local medical facility but later died.  

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Tyler Benjamin

“This has been a lengthy and non-stop investigation to get a resolution in this case,” Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “We have made an arrest, and we are continuing the investigation to find out who else may be involved.”