BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) – A 3-year-old is dead and two adults are injured following a domestic dispute on Sunday, Oct 1. in Beaufort.
A suspect is now in custody, the Beaufort Police Department (BPD) announced Monday.
Jonathan Tyleke Fair was arrested on charges of murder, two counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
According to BPD, officers responded to a shooting just before 1 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Cross Creek Apartments on Ambrose Run. Police learned that a fight ensued during a child custody exchange and escalated, with shots being fired.
At the scene, BPD located a 26-year-old woman with serious injuries. She was taken to a local hospital.
Officers were then called to the hospital in reference to two more gunshot victims involved in the incident, a 25-year-old man and a 3-year-old.
The man is expected to be OK, however, the toddler succumbed to their injuries.
Investigators were initially looking for Fair for questioning related to the incident. Anyone with additional information on the incident is asked to contact Investigator Andersen at 843-322-7941 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 843-322-7938.