Another arrest made in connection to Blackshear’s death

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On Wednesday, Jan. 2, a 16-year-old male, was the fourth suspect arrested and charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old Trey Blackshear, according to the Bluffton Poilce.

The 16-year-old was located by the U.S. Marshals Task Force in Jacksonville, Fla. Two Bluffton Police Detectives extradited the male from Jacksonville on Wednesday, Jan. 29 and transported him to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia, where he will be held until his Family Court date.

Three others have already been arrested and charged in conjunction with the death of Blackshear. In late December, another 16-year-old was charged for his suspected involvement. In January, 20-year-old Jaesean Redd and 19-year-old Kionna Ferguson were charged for Accessory After the Fact to Murder. Detectives believe the shooting was the result of drug activity.

Blackshear was found shot to death inside a vehicle in the parking lot of the Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Bluffton on the afternoon of Dec. 23, 2019. Video surveillance footage captured two males running from Blackshear’s vehicle toward Buckwalter Place, where they got into a light-colored sedan and drove off.

Blackshear’s murder is an ongoing investigation by the Bluffton Police Department. Anyone having information regarding the murder of Trey Blackshear is encouraged to call the Bluffton Police Department Tip Line 843-706-4560 or Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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