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Bond set for man charged in fatal bulletproof vest shooting

Timothy Fisher (L) and Taylor Kelly. (Source: Anderson Co. Detention Center) Timothy Fisher (L) and Taylor Kelly. (Source: Anderson Co. Detention Center)
Fisher at his bond hearing on Friday. (May 16, 2014/FOX Carolina) Fisher at his bond hearing on Friday. (May 16, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Kelly at her bond hearing on Friday. (May 16, 2014/FOX Carolina) Kelly at her bond hearing on Friday. (May 16, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Deputies respond to fatal shooting scene in Honea Path. (May 14, 2014/FOX Carolina) Deputies respond to fatal shooting scene in Honea Path. (May 14, 2014/FOX Carolina)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said they charged a new suspect in the fatal shooting of an Anderson County man testing a bulletproof vest after the first suspect tried to take the blame for him.

Anderson County deputies said Timothy Fisher, 25, was charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Blake Wardell.

Deputy Coroner Don McCown said 26-year-old Wardell bled to death after he was shot in the chest on Wednesday at a home on Broadmouth Church Road in Honea Path.

McCown said Wardell and about eight to 10 friends were hanging out at the home when they decided to try on a bulletproof vest and have someone shoot them. He said Wardell wore the vest but the shooter missed the Kevlar, hitting him in the chest.

Several hours later, deputies arrested Taylor Kelly, 18, in connection with the shooting, charging her with involuntary manslaughter.

Deputies said during an interview Thursday, Kelly admitted she did not tell the truth during her original statement and additional evidence confirmed her story, implicating Fisher.

Deputies said Kelly's involuntary manslaughter charge was removed, but she was charged with accessory after the fact to a felony.

According to arrest warrants, Fisher shot Wardell and Kelly helped him knowing he was a felon to "avoid the consequences of his crime" by telling deputies she shot Wardell.

FOX Carolina spoke to Kelly's grandfather Friday morning about her arrest.

"I'm hoping she can get out and get on with her life," Jimmy Dale Kelly Sr. said. "She was facing five years or more in jail for trying to cover for this boy and I told her to tell the truth. I said, it's in the Bible, it says the truth will set you free."

Deputies said the investigation into the fatal shooting is ongoing and additional charges could be filed in the case.

Fisher's bond was set at $50,000 on the charge of involuntary manslaughter. He was also instructed by a judge to not have any contact with the victim's family.

His first court date is scheduled for June 20.

Kelly's bond was set at $10,000 for the charge of accessory after the fact to a felony. She bonded out on Friday afternoon.

The Wardell family is accepting donations for the burial of Blake Wardell. For more information follow the link or contact Cox Funeral Home, located at 201 River Street in Belton, SC.

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