A 23-year-old Burton man was charged on two counts of attempted murder after a shooting that left two men injured Saturday night at a club.
Willie Jamar Tolbert was arrested at his home on Poppy Hill Road on Sunday after being identified by witnesses as the person responsible for the shots fired at A.J.'s nightclub at 2012 Trask Parkway, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release.
Witnesses said Tolbert and two of his friends were involved in fights with different people at the club before the shooting, according to the news release.
Just after 2 a.m., Tolbert was outside the club when he pulled a handgun and fired into the crowd, authorities say.The round grazed 51-year-old Abraham Jenkins' leg, before striking 33-year-old Henry Brown, who had a "significant" gunshot wound to the leg, the release said.
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After the shooting, Tolbert fled, the Sheriff's Office said.
The two men were treated at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Jenkins' injury was minor, and he was discharged from the hospital; Brown remains hospitalized, according to authorities. Brown's condition has not been released.
Tolbert was taken to the Beaufort County Detention Center, with bond set at $100,000.
Investigators are trying to identify others who joined Tolbert in fighting club patrons before the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.