Greenville Teen Arrested in Connection with Shooting Death of Simpsonville Woman

Mourning teenager's arrest grief



Greenville Teen Arrested in Connection with Shooting Death of Simpsonville Woman

A Greenville teen has been arrested in connection to a woman’s death. According to the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, Mon’Drikus Raphael Griffin, 17, was taken into custody on June 18 and charged as an adult with murder, carjacking, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. He is accused of fatally shooting Kasia Diera Simmons, 38, of Simpsonville on June 12.

Tragic Incident on Wilson Creed Road

Simmons and Griffin were traveling in a vehicle on Wilson Creed Road in Greenwood County at about 8 p.m. with two young children, according to Greenwood Sheriff’s Capt. Josh Hood. Simmons was shot after the children got out of the vehicle. Deputies found the children and Simmons’s body alongside the road. Hood said the children were also “victims.”

Vehicle and Suspect Found

Griffin fled in the vehicle after the shooting, according to Hood. The car was found the next day behind a Greenwood residence. Griffin was being held in the Greenwood County Detention Center. The investigation continues.

Justice Seeks Answers in the Wake of Tragedy

The shocking and tragic incident has left the community in shock and mourning. As the investigation unfolds, authorities are seeking justice for the victim and her children who witnessed the horrifying crime.

Continuing Investigation

The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office is working diligently to gather all necessary evidence and information related to the case. They urge anyone with relevant information to come forward and assist in the pursuit of justice.

Community Support and Healing

Local support groups and counseling services are being offered to those affected by the tragedy. It is crucial for the community to come together during these difficult times and support each other through compassion and understanding.

Keeping the Memory Alive

As the investigation into the death of Kasia Diera Simmons progresses, loved ones and community members are determined to keep her memory alive. She will be remembered for her kindness, her love for her children, and the impact she had on those around her.



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