Tiny South Carolina town of 2,600 sees its THIRD homicide in less than three months!

Homicides are exploding nationwide

Westminster, SC, is a small town of 2,600 in a rural county of about 80k. 

September 7th:

Three people, ages 14, 17, and 20, were attacked with gunfire while inside a vehicle.

Annalyssa Marie Biondolillo-Rodriquez, a 20-year-old White female, was shot in the chest and killed.

The 17-year-old was also hit in the chest but is expected to survive. The 14-year-old was not hit.

Charles Stephon Trapp, a 19-year-old Black male, has been arrested and charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder.

August 23rd:

Rodney Johnson, a 54-year-old Black male, was shot and killed. A 37-year-old female was arrested and charged. However, the charges were dropped on September 2nd due to a lack of evidence.

June 23rd:

Danny Andrew Smith was shot to death while operating a tractor at the edge of the town.

Two unnamed suspects, ages 8 and 9, were charged with involuntary manslaughter due to criminal negligence. Police say they were firing off a gun wildly and hit Smith.

May 9th:

Two people were shot and wounded. The suspect is Noah Cleveland, a 25 year old Black male. Cleveland was shot to death at a Red Roof Inn in Anderson, SC the very next day.

Three killings in one year would give Westminster a homicide rate of 115 per 100k. Higher than even St. Louis.

Rodney Johnson
Danny Smith

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