Crime & Public Safety

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting on Hilton Head Island

Beaufort County Sheriff's deputies gather to investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in the Muddy Creek Road area of Hilton Head Island. Hilton Head resident Charles Miller, 30, was shot and killed in the area of Snider Walk. He was pronounced dead at Hilton Head Hospital. No suspect has been named at this time. The Sheriff's Office said to expect increased law enforcement in the area for the next several hours.
Beaufort County Sheriff's deputies gather to investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in the Muddy Creek Road area of Hilton Head Island. Hilton Head resident Charles Miller, 30, was shot and killed in the area of Snider Walk. He was pronounced dead at Hilton Head Hospital. No suspect has been named at this time. The Sheriff's Office said to expect increased law enforcement in the area for the next several hours. jkarr@islandpacket.com

A Bluffton man was arrested Thursday night in a shooting that left a Hilton Head Island man dead, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim, Charles Miller, 30, of the Wild Horse Road area of Hilton Head, was shot on Snider Walk about 11 a.m. on Thursday and was pronounced dead at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center around 2 p.m., according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

He was alone outside a residence when at least one shot rang out, according to Capt. Bob Bromage.

Suspect Brian Allen Jr., 22, was arrested on murder and weapons charges just after 9 p.m. at Magnolia Motel in Hardeeville, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. A handgun was recovered from Allen’s hotel room, the release said.

The release cited robbery as the motive in the shooting.

Miller's death is the third homicide this year on the island and the 11th in Beaufort County, Bromage said.

Dominique Williams, 17, was shot and killed July 19 in Coligny Beach Park by an 15-year-old shooter. He died at the scene of a single gunshot wound. The suspect remains at a juvenile facility in Columbia.

Less than a month later, 21-year-old Rhashard Spikes was shot to death Aug. 5 in what the Sheriff’s Office had called a road-rage incident as he drove eastbound on U.S. 278 near Southwood Park Drive.

Bromage said Thursday no arrests have been made related to Spikes’ death.

Anyone with information on the shooting can call Master Sgt. Andres Florencio at 843-255-3305.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC.

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