Police: 2015 Orangeburg County murder now solved

Curtis Green, 18

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — Authorities in Orangeburg County say a 2015 murder is now solved.

Curtis Green, 18, is charged with the murder of Trejan Jenkins. “We hadn’t stopped investigating this case since that day last year in March when Mr. Jenkins was found shot to death at his own residence,” Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “It was only a matter of time. But we have discovered who committed this heinous act.”

Green is currently being held by the S.C. Department of Corrections for an unrelated charges of grand larceny and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Investigators were called to Shadow Lawn Drive early on March 20, 2015 where the Jenkins was found dead from a gunshot wound to the upper body. Witnesses at the apartment complex said they heard a brief argument before the gunfire.

It is believed that the motive of the deadly shooting was the theft of one of several vehicles parked at the apartments. “And that’s the saddest part of this whole situation,” Ravenell said. “This man lost his life because someone wanted to steal a car.”

Authorities are working to obtain a court order for Green to be transported to Orangeburg for a hearing where he will be formally charged with murder.

The sheriff added investigators developed information that led to an actual witness to the shooting. That witness Monday, June 6 provided intricate detail as to what happened that morning of the shooting.

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