Rock Hill, S.C. police set up task force to solve murder of 20-year-old woman one year ago

Authorities announced that the Alexis Massey Task Force has been formed to help bring those responsible to justice.
Alexis Massey was standing outside a party when shots rang out and one bullet hit her in the head.
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 1:52 PM EDT
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ROCK HILL, S.C. (WBTV) – A task force has been formed to help solve the murder of a 20-year-old woman in Rock Hill one year ago.

Rock Hill Police said Alexis Massey, a 2019 graduate of South Point High School, was visiting from Spartanburg over the 2021 Mother’s Day weekend when she was struck by gunfire while standing outside of a home on May 10, 2021.

“Massey was an innocent bystander, killed by senseless gunfire,” Rock Hill Police Department officials said during a Monday news conference. “She was killed while doing nothing more than talking to a friend.”

Authorities announced that the Alexis Massey Task Force has been formed to help bring those responsible to justice.

For the last 364 days, a family has mourned and missed their loved one—Alexis Massey.

“I’m trying to do this without crying because it’s hard,” says Massey’s sister, Keisha. ”May 10th really changed our life mentally and physically.”

Massey’s sister Keisha, who did not want to share her last name, remembering the details of what happened that took her sister away. Her son leaning against his mother as the memories become too much.

”It’s hard for us,” says Keisha. “She didn’t deserve that. It’s like she was robbed of her life.”

Massey’s other sister, Victoria, who also did not share her last name, is taking the time to make sure people know exactly the type of person her sister was.

”She was an intelligent and kind classy young woman,” says Victoria.

And today Victoria spoke directly to the person or people who could be involved in her death, hoping the message gets through.

“What you have taken away from us is our joy of watching and supporting a successfully black woman prosper into a woman that she needed and wanted to be,” says Victoria.

So tonight, her family is pleading with anyone who has information to come forward so they can get the closure they’ve desperately wanted this whole year.

”She didn’t deserve that. And I know people out there know what happened and I just pray that you do the right thing and call the number. Because what if this was your sister?” What if this was your aunt?” says Keisha.

Law enforcement is asking anyone with information to call (803) 329-5596. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the shooter.

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