Tragically on Monday night a simple argument led to a fatal stabbing at a local South Carolina restaurant and cut short a high school seniors young life. These events are all too common in today’s society, with young generations turning to violence to solve situations.
An eighteen-year-old Lexington man was arrested by Lexington police, following a Monday night Dutch Fork vs. Lexington High School basketball game, for a fatal stabbing. Authorities say Kieran Marcellus Dennis stabbed 17-year-old DaVon Capers near the Cookout restaurant on Main Street during a fight on Monday night. Currently Dennis is being held without bond at the Lexington County Detention Center on charges of murder and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Authorities have received many tips from several witness on Monday night, helping police discover what lead up to the crime. That coupled with evidence collected by investigators from the crime scene eventually led to the arrest of Kieran Marcellus Dennis. Dennis was a graduate of Lexington High school in 2013 and was working at Burger King.
Green states that from what can be gathered the argument began at the basketball game at the high school earlier in the evening and led to the confrontation between Dennis and Capers later that night. According to witness it was two large groups of boys that seemed have words earlier in the night as well, before things escalated. Investigators also believe the two groups of boys had words weeks ago as well.
Both groups of young people ended up at Cookout where police were later called. When the authorities arrived at the scene Capers was immediately take to the hospital where he later was declared dead. He was a senior linebacker on the Lexington High school football team.
The athletic director for the school claimed via twitter that he didn’t see any trouble during the game. He said, “happened off campus I have no clue…there was absolutely ZERO problem @ game, before during or after…seamless….”
It is always so horrific to see young people let emotion cause fatal altercations. The use of a deadly weapon I will always have a tragic result. My heart goes out to the victim’s family. Cases like this one are what made me want to practice personal injury law.” claims South Carolina personal injury attorney Joe Saundefur of joeandmartin.com.
On Tuesday morning the District Superintendent, Stephen Hefner released this statement.
“The entire District Five family is saddened to learn of the death of one of its students. DaVon Nathaniel Capers was a senior at Dutch Fork High School and a member of the football team. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the student’s family as law enforcement officials continue their investigation into his untimely death. Plans are underway to have grief counselors available for students and staff needing assistance as we all come to terms with this tragedy.”
At this time the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is providing assistance to the Lexington Police Department as the investigation continues.