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US: Shooter feared trick-or-treater was robber

02 Nov 2008 7:56 AM
US: Shooter feared trick-or-treater was robber

By Meg Kinnard

SUMTER, South Carolina, Nov 1 AP - Police in South Carolina say a 12-year-old out trick-or-treating for the US Halloween holiday was killed when a convicted felon fearing a robbery fired nearly 30 rounds with an assault riflefrom inside a house.

Sumter Police Chief Patty Patterson says TJ Darrisaw died Friday night after being shot multiple times. His father and nine-year-old brother were alsoshot, but were treated and released.

Quentin Patrick has been charged with murder and assault and battery with intent to kill. Police say the 22-year-old ex-convict told them he had been robbed and shot before.

Police say TJ's family attended a Halloween celebration and then stopped atPatrick's house to ask for candy because the porch light was on. Two othersiblings were with them but weren't hurt.

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