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Teen boy suspected of SC town's first murder in 7 years

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WILLISTON, SC -  Williston police say that a teen wanted for murder has surrendered to police -- and that he was out on bond for a gun charge when he is suspected of killing a man Sunday night.

Police say 17-year-old Raekwon Clifton is responsible for the town's first murder in seven years.

It was a quiet Monday afternoon on Nottingham Road in Williston, South Carolina.

There were a few kids hanging out in the neighborhood, but just hours earlier, this "gun free community" was the scene of the town's first murder in seven years.

Williston Police say Raekwon Clifton shot 19-year-old D'Andre Gleaton late Sunday night near the intersection of Nottingham and Glendale roads.


Police said there were 30 people around when it happened.

Neighbors who didn't want to talk on camera tell us the shooting happened near a fire hydrant.

Investigators say Clifton lives in this neighborhood, but haven't said why the shooting happened. WRDW-TV reported that it was in retaliation for a stabbing last month.

News Channel 6 has learned that Clifton has a criminal past.

The 17-year-old had a previous gun charge last month and was out on bond when Sunday night's shooting happened.

Police say dozens of people were at the scene of the shooting, but no one is coming forward.

The Williston Police Department put a post on its facebook page that reads in part quote, "Please don't get caught up helping this young man evade capture or doing anything to help him keep from being captured. Accessory to murder is not something to play with."

Raekwon Clifton faces a murder charge and a charge for firearms possession.

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