A teenager accused of murdering a 68-year-old Orangeburg man on Feb. 10 is now in custody.

On Friday afternoon, Orangeburg Department of Public Safety announced that Tyekiva Harvin, 18, of Myrtle Beach, was taken into custody with the assistance of the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Harvin’s arraignment is scheduled for Saturday morning.

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She’s facing one count of murder in the death of Bobby Scott Huggins.

At a press conference on Feb. 12, ODPS Director Mike Adams said Huggins was “brutally beaten and shot multiple times.”

Investigators believe Harvin struck Huggins in the face with a hammer just moments before an unidentified man with a handgun shot him multiple times.

Adams said Huggins let Harvin stay at his apartment from time to time because she was homeless.

Before Huggins died, he told police that a woman struck him in the head with a hammer, according to a police incident report.

Huggins then jumped off the bed and chased the woman into the living room.

At that point, an unknown man fired a handgun at him.

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The alleged gunman and the woman, whom investigators believe is Harvin, fled the apartment.

Huggins suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen and thigh area.

Medics transported him to the Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officers located three 9mm shell casings in the apartment. One was on the floor at the entrance of the bedroom, one was in the window blinds of the living room and other was on the desk in the living room, according to the incident report.

Harvin’s co-defendant has not been identified.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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