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2 teens charged following Florence shooting that caused crash

Evans Street in Florence scene of shooting and traffic accident (Source: Ken Baker WMBF News) Evans Street in Florence scene of shooting and traffic accident (Source: Ken Baker WMBF News)
Bostick appeared at a bond hearing in Florence on Thursday. (Source: Amy Lipman) Bostick appeared at a bond hearing in Florence on Thursday. (Source: Amy Lipman)
Daquan Bostick (Source: FCSO) Daquan Bostick (Source: FCSO)
Lotoryante Greene. Source: Florence County Detention Center Lotoryante Greene. Source: Florence County Detention Center

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – Florence Police have arrested two teenagers and charged one of them with murder in relation to a shooting in Florence that occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Police say 17-year-old Daquan Bostick was arrested 7:30 Wednesday night at his house on Ervin Street in Florence. He was charged with murder, criminal conspiracy, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

On Thursday, 17-year-old Lotoryante Greene was arrested in connection with the the shooting. He was charged with accessory before the fact to a felony, and conspiracy.

The victim involved in the shooting at 815 West Evans Street in Florence around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday has been identified as Timothy Jeremy "TJ" Patrick Lewis of Florence, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.

The victim drove his vehicle out onto Evans Street and caused a traffic accident, according to Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler.

Lewis, age 18, was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly after Florence County EMS crews rushed him from the scene.

Gary Finklea, an attorney at Finklea Law Firm across the street from the scene, said he didn't hear gunshots, but he did hear the crash.

"We heard a screech and then a large bang seemingly from an auto collision and a lot of us immediately stood up and looked outside the window," Finklea said.

He said he ran out to the street to see if anyone needed help when he found out it was more than a typical car accident.

"Immediately when I went outside, I heard the word gunshot," he said.

Finklea said the area where the incident happened is far enough down West Evans Street from the heart of downtown Florence that it shouldn't affect public perception of safety as the area goes through revitalization. Plus, he sees safety and police presence only continuing to improve.

"I think, of course, as downtown continues to grow into our areas of Evans Street that will help eliminate even things like this from happening," Finklea said.

On Thursday, Bostick appeared in a municipal court, where bond was set at $5,000 for criminal conspiracy, and $5,000 for possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Bostick will have to appear before a circuit court judge before bond can be set for the murder charge.

Also on Thursday, Lewis' family and friends set up a memorial across the street from the site of the shooting.

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