FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A 22-year-old Hartsville man is facing a murder charge after allegedly shooting a person in the chest Thursday morning and then leading authorities on a chase that ended with him being arrested in Darlington County, the Florence County Sheriff’s Office said.
Kaleb David Felkel allegedly shot and killed the person at the Country Squire mobile home park in the 2600 block of E. Palmetto Street in Florence County, the sheriff’s office said.
A witness told deputies that the victim and a suspect had gotten into a brief verbal argument before the shooting.
The shooting investigation also led to a pursuit that ended in the 2400 block of Bobo Newsom Highway west of Darlington. The pursuit involved multiple law enforcement agencies, including Florence police and the South Carolina Highway Patrol, according to a News13 videographer at the scene.
No additional information was immediately available.
Felker is also charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. He was taken to the Florence County Detention Center to await a bond hearing before a Circuit judge.
Felker was arrested in March 2021 after allegedly stabbing a man with a knife at the Hartsville Hotel on N. 5th Street after getting into a family argument, Hartsville police said.
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