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Teenager denied bond on murder charges in Summerville hotel shooting

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SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) -

A Berkeley County judge ordered a teenager to be held without bond on murder charges Monday.

Macon Lincoln, 17, is accused of fatally shooting Keith Graham, Jr., 18, early Sunday morning at the Econo Lodge in Summerville.

Summerville Police say Graham, Jr. was at a party Saturday night.

Officers said he was shot and killed in the elevator as he was trying to leave the party after a fight broke out.

First responders arrived on scene shortly after 1:00 a.m. Sunday. Graham, Jr. was treated and transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

Classmates of the Summerville High School student described Graham Jr. as an extremely outgoing person, who always said hello in the hallways.

"He was a good person," DJ Allen, a friend of Graham, Jr.'s since sixth grade, said. "Would make everyone laugh, and he smiled [all the time]."

A friend of the family says they are taking the news very hard. 

Econo Lodge appeared to go about its normal business Monday. Housekeepers could be seen cleaning rooms, while people checked in and out of the hotel.

WCSC reached out to management for a comment about what happened early Sunday morning. The phone call was not immediately returned.

Many people have taken to social media to give their condolences to the Graham family. A classmate posted he was a funny, wonderful person, with a beautiful soul.

"I was surprised" Allen said. "He was my good friend, that lived over there. When I was told he got shot, I was like...man."

There are several other hotels located along Holiday Drive in Summerville. A spokesperson for Summerville Police said officers do patrol the area.

Summerville Police have not said whether there were others in the elevator at the time of the shooting. An incident report was not readily available when asked. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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