Man charged with murder in deadly SC motorcycle shop shootout, victim identified

James Hill
James Hill(Richland County Sheriff's Department)
Updated: Mar. 12, 2021 at 11:51 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Deputies have arrested two men in a shootout at a Columbia business that left one man dead and four others hurt.

The shooting happened Thursday around 4 p.m. at Capital City Cycles on Two Notch Road.

Both Wheat and Hill were booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
Both Wheat and Hill were booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.(Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

Officials said one man died at the scene and four others were rushed to the hospital. Two men remain in the hospital as of Friday morning.

The man who died was 55 year old Charles Lilly, of Beech Island, the coroner’s office confirmed. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

Deputies said the shooting happened during an argument that “escalated and led to a shoot-out.”

Thursday night, deputies arrested two men in connection with the shooting.

James Hill, 58, has been charged with murder and 1st-degree assault by a mob.

Kristopher Wheat, 36, was shot during the incident and rushed to the hospital. He was later arrested when he was released. Wheat has been charged with obstruction of justice, assault by a mob, and unlawful possession of a pistol.

The investigation is still open and more charges may be filed, officials said.

Both Wheat and Hill were booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

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