COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Investigators in Lexington County say the suspect in the shooting death of a 56-year-old man was upset because his dog was struck and killed by a car.
Sheriff James R. Metts says William Rush Falls was killed as a result of a dispute involving the death of the dog owned by 19-year-old Jeffrey O’Neal Kight Jr.
An arrest warrant says Falls was standing in the kitchen of his home Wednesday when someone fired one round from a shotgun while standing outside in front of a glass window. Falls was struck in the neck and face.
Kight is charged with murder and possessing a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. He’s being held without bond in the Lexington County Detention Center. It’s not known if he has an attorney.