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.