Cherokee County man arrested in nephew’s death

GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a Gaffney man has been arrested in the shooting death of his nephew after an argument.

Gaffney police say 37-year-old Larry Phillips has been charged with murder.

Police say Phillips argued with his 23-year-old nephew, Jonathan Phillips, before shooting him around 6:15 p.m. Saturday at the home where they both lived.

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says Jonathan Phillips died less than an hour later. Fowler says a passing motorist saw him run out of a house and collapse. The motorist called 911 and performed CPR.

It wasn’t clear if Larry Phillips had an attorney.

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