Three-year-old identified as victim in ‘very tragic’ triple shooting

Family members shocked by triple shooting

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - Chesterfield County Sheriff’s deputies are still investigating what led up to the shooting deaths of three people outside of a home in a rural area outside of Cheraw.

Deputies responded to the 3000 block of Society Hill Road at about 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Wednesday, investigators identified the three people found dead as Hailey Brown, 29, Cordarius Foster, 27, and a 3-year-old child who the Sheriff’s Office would not identify.

WBTV spoke with family members of Hailey Brown. Brown’s mother, Sheila Brown, identified the 3-year-old as Sadie Linton, Hailey’s daughter.

Three-year-old Sadie Linton was killed along with her mother, Hailey Brown, and Cordarius Foster in a triple shooting in Chesterfield County. (Courtesy the Brown and Linton families)
Three-year-old Sadie Linton was killed along with her mother, Hailey Brown, and Cordarius Foster in a triple shooting in Chesterfield County. (Courtesy the Brown and Linton families)

Brown’s cousin Leigh Rion told WBTV they were blindsided by the killings. Brown was a stay-at-home mom of two girls: Sadie and a 5-year-old daughter. She was also engaged.

“Hailey was such a wonderful person. She always seen the good in everybody. No matter who it was. Always positive, very soft spoken. Loved her babies and was one of the best mamas in the world,” Rion said.

“She was the best daughter in the world. Sometimes I put more on her than I should. She was loving, she was dependable, she was kind. And she was a good mamma,” Sheila Brown said.

Three-year-old Sadie Linton and her mother, Hailey Brown, were both killed in a triple shooting in Chesterfield County on April 9, 2019. (Courtesy the Brown and Linton families)
Three-year-old Sadie Linton and her mother, Hailey Brown, were both killed in a triple shooting in Chesterfield County on April 9, 2019. (Courtesy the Brown and Linton families)

Sheila Brown says Cordarius Foster grew up down the road from their home on Society Hill Road and often played at their house as a child. Brown says they hadn’t been in contact with him for several years after he moved to Charlotte with his family.

Brown says they have speculations of what happened but are waiting for the final word from investigators.

“For it to end like this, it’s just, it ain’t natural,” Brown said.

“All I can say is that it was sad. And I’m at a loss for words. Nobody deserved what happened to that baby,” Rion said.

Deputies would not say if anyone is in custody but did say there was no danger to the public.

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