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Man charged in connection with Springfield shooting

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Jared Hartfield (Source: Effingham County Sheriff's Office) Jared Hartfield (Source: Effingham County Sheriff's Office)
SPRINGFIELD, GA (WTOC) -

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection with an early Thursday morning shooting that hospitalized a man who suffered from multiple gunshot wounds.

Deputies responded to Quail Run Circle at approximately 1 a.m. on a report of multiple shots fired and people screaming.

When deputies arrived, they discovered what appeared to be a crime scene as well as witnesses who said the victim was transported to Effingham Hospital.

Deputies have made contact with the victim, Randy Kareem Roberts, who told authorities that a male shot him during a dispute. Roberts was transported to Memorial University Medical Center due to the nature of his injuries.

Deputies remained on the scene during the overnight hours to collect evidence and interview witnesses.

"These two folks knew each other. There were no hard feelings. People are scared of the young man that got shot. There were several complaints in the neighborhood about him carrying guns, and being in the area with a gun. Still, he is a victim in the case, he got shot. He should not have been but the man that did the shooting, from what I can find out, has a good, reputable neighborhood reputation. He has raised his daughter since she was a year old by himself. Her mother passed away. He seems to be a pretty squared away young man and his temper got the best of him," said Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie.

Deputies arrested Jared Hartfield, 41, of Springfield just after 5 p.m. at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. He has been charged with aggravated assault and remains in the Effingham County Jail.

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