BEAUFORT, S.C. (TCD) -- A 27-year-old man was arrested on several charges after he reportedly shot and killed his young daughter during a custody exchange.
On Sunday, Oct. 1, at 12:41 p.m., Beaufort Police Department officers responded to the Cross Creek Apartments regarding a shooting and found a 26-year-old woman suffering from serious gunshot wounds. Medics reportedly rendered aid to the woman at the scene, then transported her to a hospital once she was stabilized.
Police soon learned about a 25-year-old male gunshot victim with non-life-threatening injuries and a 3-year-old who was seriously wounded, both of whom were already at the hospital. The 3-year-old later died from her injuries.
According to Beaufort Police, investigators learned a domestic situation broke out during the exchange, which led to gunfire. Officers said they were searching for Jonathan Tyleke Fair in order to bring him in for questioning.
On Oct. 16, Beaufort Police announced they located Fair and took him into custody. He was booked into the Beaufort County Jail for murder, two counts of attempted murder, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Beaufort County Jail records show Fair is also charged with three counts of unlawful neglect of a child, aggravated breach of peace, probation and parole violation, and discharging a firearm by a prohibited person.