One person was killed in a shooting outside a Greenville bar early Sunday morning, according to Greenville County deputies.
The shooting happened about 5:30 a.m. at Bobby T's at 330 White Horse Rd.
Deputies said they received a call from someone who said they heard shooting in the parking lot. They said arriving deputies found a man dead at the scene.
Investigators said witnesses told them that the shooter fled the scene in a blue vehicle. They said deputies later found the vehicle and, after a short pursuit, arrested 47-year-old David Young.
Young was charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, failure to stop for a blue light and driving under suspension.
Bar manager Arlo Workman said he was close friends with Raheem "Bobby" Robinson, a former manager who was gunned down in the same parking lot last fall. He said keeping the bar open was part of the man known as Bobby T's dream. Sunday Workman told FOX Carolina he can't help but wonder what he could have done differently to avoid another tragedy on this property. He said the bar has security and checked all of its patrons for concealed weapons.
"At the end of the day I feel like I failed, I feel like I failed (the victim's) family," said Workman. "I'm sorry this wasn't want we wanted down here, we just wanted people to come and enjoy life."
Workman said there was not any fighting or confrontations that night while the bar was open.
Some people in the community say clubs like Bobby T's shouldn't be a part of the community. Jack Logan runs a Greenville-based organization advocating against gun violence. He says Bobby T's needs to be shut down for good.
"I had just spoken about this same spot when the other owner owned this club and tried to get it shut down," said Logan. "And I will go back to county council to make sure law enforcement is keeping track of who owns these clubs."
Young is being held in the county jail. He was denied bond Sunday.
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