ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – One man is dead and another is behind bars following a shooting at a bar Saturday evening in Honea Path.
The Anderson County Coroner’s Office said officers and emergency crews responded to a report of a man being shot at the Break-N-Run Sports Bar just before 11 p.m.
Upon arrival, investigators located a man with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
The man was taken to the hospital where he later died.
The coroner has identified him as 33-year-old Kevin Nemiah Ellis, of Honea Path.
Honea Path Police Department identified the suspect as 54-year-old Russell Bradley Ricketts, of Honea Path.
Ricketts has been arrested and charged with the following:
- Possession of weapon during a violent crime
- Unlawful consumption of alcohol while carrying concealed weapon
- Discharging a firearm into a dwelling
Honea Path Police Chief Barry New told 7NEWS this was an isolated incident, and the “suspect and victim were familiar with each other prior to the incident.”
The shooting is being investigated by the Honea Path Police Department.
A judge has denied bond for Ricketts. An autopsy report for Ellis is scheduled for Monday.