Judge defers bond for Anderson Mall shooting suspect to later date

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Emillio Robinson(WHNS)
Published: Jul. 9, 2022 at 12:11 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 12, 2022 at 8:48 AM EDT
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ANDERSON, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Anderson Police Department said the suspect who allegedly shot and killed a teen at Anderson Mall appeared before a judge and had his bond deferred Tuesday morning.

20-year-old Eimillio Tyleekus Que Robinson had his bond deferred to circuit court at a later date by a magistrate judge. The date for the next bond hearing has not yet been determined.

We’re told the suspect, 20-year-old Eimillio Tyleekus Que Robinson, turned himself in Monday afternoon after he was identified by police.

Chief Jim Stewart said Robinson and the victim, Shy’Heem Kalil Clemons, were former students together at T.L. Hanna High.

Officers said they responded to the Anderson Mall on Saturday, July 9, at around 11:30 a.m. When they arrived, they learned that a man had been shot in the head. The victim was airlifted to Greenville Memorial for treatment. He died at the hospital on Sunday.

The Anderson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 19-year-old Shy’heem Kalil Clemons. He died at the hospital on Sunday.

“He was a special person. He had promise. He had goals. He was driven,” Khalila Gray, Clemons’ mother, told Fox Carolina.

Shy'heem Clemons
Shy'heem Clemons(Provided by family)

Clemons was a member of Greenboro College’s football team for several years. Greensboro College Athletics released a statement regarding the situation on Monday afternoon.

“We are shocked and deeply saddened to have lost such an inspirational leader on our Pride football team due to what appears to be a senseless act of violence in Shy’heem’s home town. Our most sincere prayers and loving thoughts are extended to his family and friends. His brief but impactful life as a part of the Greensboro College community will be most remembered as a service leader and a difference maker, and we mourn with all those who loved him dearly.”

Head football coach Tyler Card also released a statement about Clemons’ passing:

“This is a great tragedy for the Pride Football Family. Shy was a member of our 1st recruiting class at Greensboro College and a major foundation of what we have created here. I can’t stop thinking about his great attitude and personality that could get everyone smiling and locked in at the same time. Shy was a hard worker on and off the field. He was proud to be a part of the Pride Family and exemplified it to the fullest. He will be missed but not forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his mom and family.”

Shy’Heem Clemons
Shy’Heem Clemons(Greensboro College Athletics)

The coroner said a preliminary investigation indicates Clemons was shot during an altercation at the mall.

The department said Robinson was charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. According to officers, his family was with him when he turned himself in at the police department at 3:15 p.m.

“I’m glad he turned himself in,” Gray said. “But it’s not going to bring my son back.”

Eimillio Tyleekus Que Robinson
Eimillio Tyleekus Que Robinson(Anderson Police Department)

Officers said they believe this was an isolated incident between people who knew each other.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office also confirmed a shooting reported on Saturday at Meadow Run Apartments was connected to the shooting at the mall.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Cpl. Joe Burke at 864-353-7871 or by email at jburke@cityofandersonsc.com