Teen accused of murder in deadly shooting of 11-year-old girl in Anderson, police say

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ANDERSON, SC (WSPA) – Anderson Police Department officials said a teen has been charged in regards to the shooting death of 11-year-old Ja’Naiya Scott last month.

During a news conference Wednesday morning, police said Stephen Braden Powell, 17, was arrested and charged with murder and four counts of attempted murder.

Powell has been scheduled to appear for a bond hearing at the Anderson City Jail at 2 p.m.

Scott and two others were shot at a home on West End Avenue around 1:30 a.m. on June 23.

We reported earlier that the coroner’s office said all victims were inside the home when someone started shooting from the outside.

Scott later died following the shooting.

We’ll continue to update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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