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Teen arrested in death of 16-year-old in Chester

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16-year-old Shyheim Kennedy 16-year-old Shyheim Kennedy
17-year-old Robert Isaiah Graham was arrested and charged with murder 17-year-old Robert Isaiah Graham was arrested and charged with murder
CHESTER, SC (WBTV) -

A teenager was arrested two days after another teenager was shot and killed on a Chester County street.

Seventeen-year-old Robert Isaiah Graham was arrested Friday and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Deputies were called to the intersection of Pinckney and Reedy streets in Chester on Wednesday night to reports of a 16-year-old male lying in the roadway.

That teen was later identified as Shyheim Kennedy. Investigators say he died from gunshot wounds.

"I got the call last night at 11 p.m.," Shyheim's father, Christopher Kennedy, said on Thursday. "They let me know my son was shot and killed."

"It's so tragic," he added. "So hard. It's just heartbreaking."

Kennedy says Shyheim lived with him in Raeford, North Carolina.  Shyheim was visiting Chester, where he was born.

"He was just down here to have fun," Kennedy says. "Visiting his Mama. That was it. Just to have a good time."

Police have not yet said how that good time went so horribly wrong.  A Chester PD spokeswoman said investigators spent Thursday interviewing people about the murder.

"I know I lost a son," Kennedy says. "That's the only thing I know. That's it. I lost a son."
Kennedy says everyone loved Shyheim.

"He was friendly, knew everybody, made people laugh," he says. "Just a wonderful all around kids."

Graham is being held at the Chester County Detention Center.

Anyone with further information about the incident is asked to contact 1-800-CRIMESTOPPERS.

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