Police: 20-year-old man shot, killed trying to defend mother from her boyfriend

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Police: 20-year-old man shot, killed trying to defend mother from her boyfriend

A 20-year-old man was killed early Monday in South Carolina while trying to defend his mother, police said.Officers were called to a home in Anderson, South Carolina, just before 1 a.m. for a shooting, according to the coroner.Officers found Landis Osbey, 20, with multiple gunshot wounds inside the home, the coroner said. Police said there was a dispute between Osbey’s mother and her boyfriend, 40-year-old Rashard Mandrell Smith. Police said Osbey tried to defend his mother and was shot by Smith.Smith is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.He was denied bond.

A 20-year-old man was killed early Monday in South Carolina while trying to defend his mother, police said.

Officers were called to a home in Anderson, South Carolina, just before 1 a.m. for a shooting, according to the coroner.

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Officers found Landis Osbey, 20, with multiple gunshot wounds inside the home, the coroner said.

Police said there was a dispute between Osbey’s mother and her boyfriend, 40-year-old Rashard Mandrell Smith. Police said Osbey tried to defend his mother and was shot by Smith.

Rashard Mandrell Smith

Anderson Police

Smith is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

He was denied bond.