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5-year-old killed in drive-by shooting in South Carolina, suspect arrested weeks later

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Jan. 15 2022, Published 11:23 a.m. ET

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A 5-year-old boy was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting, and a suspect has been arrested in the case, police announced

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On Dec. 28, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office deputies in South Carolina responded to the Wagon Branch area on reports of a drive-by shooting.

During the shooting, 5-year-old DeAndre Robinson was shot, according to the sheriff's office. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries.

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Detectives determined that Gregory Harris Scott, 20, was a suspect, and they obtained a warrant for his arrest, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Investigators did not say why they believe Scott was the shooter or why he fired at the boy.

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On Jan. 13, Scott was arrested in Macon, Georgia, by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott is currently in the Bibb County Georgia Law Enforcement Center awaiting extradition back to South Carolina.

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