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1 is dead, 1 charged with murder after Tuesday night shooting

One man is dead and another has been arrested and charged with murder after a Tuesday night argument in a parking lot turned deadly.

Randy Williams and Alonzo Haines became involved in a verbal altercation around 11:23 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of Stop & Shop Grocery and Market on East Monticello Street, Brookhaven Police Chief Kenneth Collins said.

At some point in the argument, Haynes was shot in the chest area and pronounced dead at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Williams was arrested and booked into the Lincoln County Jail on murder charges.

“I pray to God for both families, for peace of mind and wisdom during this time amidst sorrow,” Collins said. “This does not make any sense. We as children of God have got to learn to solve our problems in a different way.”

Investigation into the matter is ongoing.