FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — Two men were arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in Florence Thursday night, police said in a news release.
Police arrested Joseph Jace Walker Ford in Darlington at about 1:40 p.m. Friday and charged him with murder. He was taken to the Florence County Detention Center.
In addition to Ford, police also arrested Jonathan Edward McPhail Jr. in Darlington at about 6:00 p.m. Friday night. He was charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime and was taken to the Florence County Detention Center.
JaQuincy Byrd, 17, of Florence, was shot and killed on Tallulah Street in Florence, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.
Officers found the victim after they were called at about 9:50 p.m. Thursday to investigate a shooting in the area of Tallulah Street and Williams Boulevard.
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