Vigil to be held for Deep River graduate killed in shooting - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Vigil to be held for Deep River graduate killed in South Carolina shooting

Posted: Updated:

A prayer vigil is being held for a former Deep River resident and Clemson University student, who was killed in Central, SC, on Saturday.

Deputies told Eyewitness News' sister station, WHNS, their investigation led to Bernard Ramsey, 19, and then brothers Jordan Dalton, 19, and Jaron Dalton, 24, and Lester Mosley Jr., 18.

The Daltons and Ramsey have been charged with murder, armed robbery, first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to WHNS.

Investigators in South Carolina told WHNS the four men invaded a Smoke Rise Drive house at the Homes at Chimney Ridge with the intent to rob 23-year-old Steven Grich's roommate, believing he had a large amount of marijuana, but only a few grams were reportedly taken. During the home invasion, deputies said Grich was shot to death.

Deputies said the Dalton brothers voluntarily came to the law enforcement center about 5 p.m. on Monday to speak with investigators. They said the black Durango was located and has been impounded.

Grich's roommate was arrested after deputies said they found marijuana in the apartment. They said 29-year-old Robert McKinley was charged with simple possession of marijuana.

Deputies said Clemson University and Clemson city police assisted in their investigation. Jail officials said the suspects will have bond hearings Tuesday afternoon.

A Facebook page was setup in honor of Grich, who graduated from Valley Regional High School in Deep River.

Sandi Fancher Penn wrote "Praying for the family and friends of this beautiful soul. God doesn't tell us why but we must trust that there is a reason. May God bless all of you at this difficult time."

According to the Facebook page, a wake for Grich will be held Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Palmetto Funeral Home. On Thursday, a funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. at St. Phillip Mary in Fort Mill.

A prayer vigil will be held in memory of Grich at the Deep River Skate park/Plattwood Park on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The vigil has been approved by town officials and people are asked to bring their own candles.

"Come celebrate the life of Steven, tell stories, recite a poem, and play music in his honor," the Facebook post read.

Copyright 2012 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
Eyewitness News 3
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WFSB; Hartford, CT. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.