19-year-old arrested, charged with murder in York County shooting

YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - A 19-year-old was arrested in connection with a deadly York County shooting that happened Tuesday.

The shooting happened around 4:45 p.m. near Adnah Church Road and Windsong Lane in Rock Hill.

Sheriff Kevin Tolson says a witness drove the victim down the road and a state trooper patrolling the area stopped to help what he thought was a traffic incident at the intersection of Adnah Church Road and Highway 5, a mile from where the shooting took place.

Tolson says the trooper then saw a man on the ground in distress, identified on Wednesday as 23-year-old Mardarius Bailey, who had been shot.

The trooper reportedly tried to save Bailey before he died.

A SLED helicopter assisted officials Tuesday in looking for two men wanted in the shooting. Both men were described as white males with one dressed in a red hoodie with long hair possibly carrying a white bag and the other in a blue sweatshirt.

On Wednesday, deputies said they found 19-year-old Tyler Wayne Montgomery in Rock Hill early that morning and arrested him.

A witness then identified Montgomery in a line-up at the Detention Center. Deputies charged Montgomery with murder.

Montgomery is expected to have a bond hearing sometime Wednesday night.

Detectives say they are still searching for a second person possibly involved in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the York County Sheriff's Office at 803-628-3059 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-409-4321.

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