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3 charged in death of 8-year-old boy

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

Three men have been charged in the Sept. 1 gun battle that claimed the life of an 8-year-old boy on Hilton Head Island.

As a result of the investigation and forensic analysis of evidence, investigators and the 14th Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office have determined that Tyrone Robinson, 37, and Aaron Young Jr., 19, will be charged with the murder of Khalil Singleton, who was playing outside when Young Jr. and Robinson fired shots.

Aaron Young Jr. and his father, Aaron Young Sr., will also be charged with Conspiracy to Commit the Murder of Tyrone Robinson. Authorities believe the incident was part of an ongoing drug related feud among the men.

Police initially arrested the Youngs on one count of Discharging a Firearm into a Vehicle for firing multiple rounds into Robinson's vehicle just prior to the shooting of Khalil Singleton.

Police initially arrested Robinson and a fourth subject, Jontu Singleton, 35, on unrelated Burglary Second Degree charges for a break-in at Top Dollar Pawn Shop on Aug. 19. Police also charged Robinson with Pointing and Presenting a Firearm for an incident that occurred earlier on Sept. 1 on Wildhorse Rd. During that incident, Robinson and Young Sr. were reportedly involved in a physical altercation during which Robinson brandished a handgun. The weapon was discharged as the men struggled but it did not strike anyone.

The investigation remains active. Call Investigator Sgt. L. Albertin at 843.255.3214 or the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843.524.2777 with any information. 

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