Aiken man charged with murder in connection with Saturday morning fatal shooting

Ryan Keith Doolittle, 24, of Aiken, is charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Vincent N. Brown, 23, early Saturday morning.

One man is dead and another in jail on a murder charge after an argument led to a shooting early Saturday morning in Aiken, authorities said.


Aiken Public Safety’s Capt. David Turno said 24-year-old Ryan Keith Doolittle, of Aiken, was out with Vincent N. Brown, 23, of Aiken, and a third person late Friday night. The three ended up at an apartment complex on Fairway Ridge in Aiken.

At 2:42 a.m., Doolittle and Brown got into a heated argument that led to Doolittle firing off a “number of rounds,” Turno said, one of which hit and killed Brown.

Doolittle fled the scene in a car.

Aiken Public Safety and Aiken County Sheriff’s officers got a detailed description of Doolittle’s vehicle from the third person in the group and were able to track him down at a house where he was arrested while in bed.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said Brown’s autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.



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