Cops: 14-year-old killed trying to rob drug dealer

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say a 14-year-old boy who was part of a group trying to rob a drug dealer has been shot to death in Orangeburg County.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said the boy was carrying a rifle when he was killed just before midnight Monday.

Authorities say the boy was with two men, 20-year-old John Riley and his 17-year-old brother, when he was shot. The sheriff says the men initially told police the shooting was random, but later admitted they spent Monday planning to rob a drug dealer. Both have been charged with armed robbery.

Ravenell says the dealer, 26-year-old Calvin Busby, also was arrested. It wasn’t clear if any of the suspects had attorneys.

The teen’s name was not released. An autopsy has been ordered.

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