ROCK HILL, SC - A 17-year-old boy has died after police say he was shot by 20-year-old Robreece Pickett at 852 Horseman Drive in Rock Hill around 10 p.m. Saturday night.
The York County Coroner’s Office has identified the boy as Jaterreon Thorne who was a resident of Rock Hill.
Investigators say Thorne was with friends when a handgun discharged and killed him. Pickett was handling the gun when it went off.
Police have charged Pickett with involuntary manslaughter and unlawful carry of a weapon.
Picket’s bond has been set at $115,000.
This incident has been ruled accidental, not a homicide.
Autopsy and toxicology testing on Thorne will be conducted Monday afternoon. Results can take several weeks.