Rion Marcel Beaty, 22, is being sought by authorities after a shooting incident early Saturday on a Hilton Head Island road.
Beaty is wanted on charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime after a 24-year-old man told deputies at about 4:30 a.m. that Beaty had fired shots at him moments earlier, according to a Sheriff's Office news release.
The victim said he had been with friends at Simmons Fishing Camp on Simmons Road when he noticed Beaty also was there. The victim is dating Beaty's ex-girlfriend, according to the news release. Beaty pulled up his shirt to reveal a pistol in his waistband, and the victim decided to leave.
As the victim drove away, Beaty followed, riding close to his bumper. As the men continued west on William Hilton Parkway, the victim pulled into the left turn lane for Pembroke Drive, hoping Beaty would continue on. As Beaty passed, he fired several shots into the victim's passenger side door before driving away, the release said. The victim, uninjured, pulled into a shopping center parking lot, where he called 911.
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Anyone who knows Beaty's whereabouts should call Investigator Sgt. J. Adams at 843-255-3415 or the county dispatch center at 843-524-2777. Beaty should be considered armed and dangerous, the release said.