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Greenville woman killed after argument over gunfire

Posted August 29, 2009 1:45 p.m. EDT
Updated August 29, 2009 3:24 p.m. EDT

— Friends of a woman killed outside her Greenville home said she was shot by a man who she had got into an argument with for shooting a gun in the air several hours earlier.

The Daily Reflector of Greenville reports Lorraine Pearson, 47, died early Friday morning after she was shot in the neck.

Police say a murder warrant has been issued for Markelby Ward, 21, also known as "Scooter."

Neighbors said Pearson confronted Ward several hours before she was shot after Ward rode a bicycle down the street outside her Greenville home, firing a handgun in the air.

Friends said Ward shot the woman as the two began arguing again several hours later.

According to state Department of Correction records, Ward served 4 months in 2008 after his probation for larceny over $1,000 was revoked.