Man accused of murder after deadly shooting in Buffalo area of Union Co.

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UNION COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was killed and another has been accused of murder following a shooting Sunday afternoon in the Buffalo area of Union County.

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded at about 1 p.m. to South Street for a report of a shooting.

The Union County Coroner’s Office said Christopher Lee Hall, 44, of Buffalo, was shot in the chest and taken to Union Medical Center. The victim was then flown to Spartanburg Medical Center where he later died.

According to the sheriff’s office, John Robert Arnette, 45, was initially charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting, but that charge was later upgraded to murder.

Union County deputies responding to the scene on Sunday first made contact with a woman who said that Hall had been shot and that he had been taken to an area hospital.

Two other men were reportedly in the front yard of the home with the woman, and one of the two men was Arnette.

According to the incident report, Arnette identifed himself as the shooter and told the deputy that “it was in self-defense.”

Arnette was then detained by deputies on-scene.

According to Arnette, Hall had come to the home to get his belongings and that he used to stay at the home.

Hall and his ex-girlfriend had stayed at the home together, but after the pair reportedly broke up, he had not stayed at the home in a couple of days.

According to the report, Arnette told deputies that Hall and his ex-girlfriend started arguing and the ex-girlfriend yelled for Arnette’s help.

Arnette reportedly went to help the woman and said he and Hall started to argue, which led to the pair fighting in the living room of the home.

According to the report, Arnette said he backed up, pulled out his gun,aimed it at Hall and shot him.

Arnette was taken to the Union County Detention Center.

Hall’s autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday morning.

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