Investigators charge two people in connection to Holly Hill murders

Investigators charge two people in connection to Holly Hill murders

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators have charged two people on obstruction charges in connection to the shooting deaths of four people in Holly Hill.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Dominique Washington of Ladson was charged with obstruction of justice on Wednesday.

Bond was denied on Washington for the charge in connection to the July shooting.

According to the sheriff's office, a second individual has also been charged with obstruction of justice.

However, OCSO officials say that individual's name is not being released at this time due to safety reasons.

"We feel this person's life would be placed in jeopardy if we were to release their name. We ask the media respect this." Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. "That information will be released at a later date yet to be determined in order not to jeopardize another life."

Bond on the second individual was denied as well, investigators say.

According to a report, both individuals were arrested on charges that stem from separate interviews conducted recently related to the shooting deaths of four Holly Hill residents and the injuring of a fifth.

Three children were among the dead and injured.

"These individuals are being arrested because they stood in our way of solving this case," the sheriff said. "Anyone else who impedes this investigation will face charges as well."

The July 15 shooting took the lives of Jerome Butler, 50, Krystal Hutto, 28, Shamekia Sanders, 17, and Tamara-Alexia Perry, 14.

An 8-year-old also suffered a gunshot wound.

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