An arrest made in a Lancaster County homicide

Posted January 18, 2023 6:01 am | Filed under Featured, Local News, News

Law enforcement officials have arrested a 21-year-old and detained a 15-year-old after a woman was killed and a 15-year-old boy was seriously injured in a shooting at a home in Lancaster County last week. Deputies determined the motive for the incident was a robbery. They said 21-year-old Kristopher Orlando Thomas and a 15-year-old were armed with a handgun and aluminum baseball bat, respectively. Thomas was arrested Saturday night and charged with murder, attempted murder, burglary 1st degree, attempted armed robbery, four counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The juvenile was detained on Friday and is being held at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice Detention Center. The Sixth Circuit Solicitor will determine whether to seek prosecution of the teen as an adult.