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Deputies: Teen suspect in custody after robbery, justifiable deadly shooting at Spartanburg Co. motel

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Days Inn on Outlet Road. (Credit: Megan Gray) Days Inn on Outlet Road. (Credit: Megan Gray)
Days Inn on Outlet Road. (9/10/17 FOX Carolina) Days Inn on Outlet Road. (9/10/17 FOX Carolina)
Days Inn on Outlet Road. (9/10/17 FOX Carolina) Days Inn on Outlet Road. (9/10/17 FOX Carolina)
Ja-Quill Walik Tabbar Morgan (Source: SCSO) Ja-Quill Walik Tabbar Morgan (Source: SCSO)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Spartanburg County Deputies said a teen charged with multiple offenses after a robbery attempt ended in deadly gunfire at the Days Inn on Outlet Road on September 10 has been arrested.

Deputies say they responded to calls of shots fired at the days in around 2:50 p.m. When they arrived, they found two deceased individuals on scene. They also detained a possible individual in connection with the incident.

Around 9:40 p.m., Coroner Charles Clevenger identified the two deceased individuals as 18-year-old Bryson Miller of Dover Road in Spartanburg, and 19-year-old Kejuante Clarke of Golden Star Lane in Moore. The were both found dead in the same room at the Days Inn.

Autopsies were performed on Monday to determine a cause of death. The coroner said Clarke died from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. Miller died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest, he said. Both deaths have been ruled a homicide.

Deputies say their investigation revealed three individuals went into the hotel room with the intent to rob the occupant. They were driven by a fourth individual.

After forcibly entering the room, the individuals pointed a handgun at the occupant and assaulted him, deputies say. Deputies say the occupant, in fear for his life, was able to grab his handgun and defend himself, which resulted in the loss of life of two individuals.

The other two individuals involved were able to flee the scene and remain at large.

The occupant of the hotel room has been cooperative with law enforcement and his account of the incident has been verified from the sheriff's office investigation.

Deputies have consulted with the solicitor's office and have concluded, at present, that the incident appears to be justifiable homicides.

One of the suspect's who fled the scene has been identified as Ja-Quill Walik Tabbar Morgan, 17 of Spartanburg. He is charged with first degree burglary, attempted armed robbery, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

On Monday, Oct. 2, deputies said Morgan had been arrested after turning himself in on Sunday afternoon.

The investigation into the identity of the individual who drove the car continues.

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