Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Man shot and killed over spilled beer

55-year-old Vaughn Hilliard, of North Charleston, South Carolina, has been charged with the murder of 46-year-old Troy Cason, also of North Charleston.

According to the police report, the victim had gone to meet some friends when one of the friends threw a beer on the ground. Hilliard came around the corner and began fighting with Cason because he thought Cason had thrown the beer.

Witnesses told police that Cason pushed Hilliard to the ground during the fight. Hilliard then left, came back with a rifle. A witness said that Cason tried to leave, but Hilliard fired a shot, hitting Cason in the left side. Cason was taken to the hospital but died of his injuries a few days later.

News reports do not indicate any prior criminal history for Hilliard and he has not been charged with being in illegal possession of a gun. He has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

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