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Deputies: West Columbia man shoots man after argument over how to split stolen goods


WEST COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Authorities say a 46-year-old man shot and killed the person who was helping him break into homes in Lexington County after the two men argued about how to split the weapon and other stolen goods

Deputies said in a news release that Wayne Jeffcoat was arrested Thursday and charged with murder.

Investigators say Jeffcoat was arguing with 41-year-old Steven Boone around 1:30 a.m. Thursday outside the backyard shed where Jeffcoat was living when the suspect grabbed a gun stolen during burglaries the two men committed and shot the victim in the chest.

The coroner's office says Boone bled to death after the bullet hit his heart.

Jeffcoat is in the Lexington County jail. It wasn't known if he had a lawyer.

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