- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2020

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Authorities in South Carolina have arrested a man accused of shooting another man to death during an argument over a basketball game.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office charged Rodney Rivers, 25, with murder in the death of Tashon S. Grant, 28, the agency said in a statement obtained by news outlets Tuesday.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said Rivers and Grant were playing a “one-on-one” game of basketball on a court behind an Orangeburg elementary school when they got into an argument over the game.

Rivers left the court and retrieved a handgun before fatally shooting Grant, witnesses told investigators.

“A man lost his life over a game,” Ravenell said in the statement.

Rivers was set to appear in court Wednesday. It was unclear whether he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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