Teen killed in Saturday shooting in Florence identified, suspect in custody

Teen killed in Saturday shooting in Florence identified, suspect in custody
(Source: Raycom)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) — Florence Police are investigating a homicide after a teen was shot and killed on Middleton Street in Florence.

Lt. Robert Drulis with the Florence Police Department says 26-year-old Deangelo Thompson is in custody in connection to the homicide. Police responded to the scene in the Woodmont area of Florence around 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Florence County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 19-year-old Vernita Danielle White of Florence. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Florence Police continue to investigate the murder. WMBF News will continue to update this story as more information comes available.

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