NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. — An early morning fight at a party in Newberry County led to the killing of one man and the wounding of another.

At approximately 2 am, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, officers from the Newberry County Sheriff's Office were called to the Hartford Community Center located on SC Highway 395 in the Hartford Section of Newberry County.

An individual had rented the community center for a party and there were a large number of people at the party when an argument and scuffle took place. Several unknown participants in the fight, along with other people, went into a crowded parking lot where several people began shooting. One person was shot in the leg and another received a fatal gunshot wound. 

The Newberry coroner has identified the person killed as Jared Darnell Singley, 38 of Newberry.  

The wounded individual was transported to an area trauma center due to the severity of the wound.

Newberry fatal. Oct. 27. 2019
Shooting at Hartford Community Center, located on SC Highway 395 in the Hartford Section of Newberry County.

Investigators are dealing with a lack of information about suspects due to little cooperation coming from the participants at the party. 

“We cannot solve these senseless cases of violence unless people come forward and tell us what happened,” said Sheriff Lee Foster. “Someone has lost a loved one, a son, a brother, a friend and we had people refusing to cooperate. In fact, there were people there that were intimidating others not to cooperate. Put yourself in the victim’s family’s shoes and think about losing your loved one to an act of pure nonsense and not being afforded justice.” 

In addition to the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, the Newberry City Police, SC Highway Patrol, SLED, and Prosperity and Whitmire police departments were called to help control, secure and protect the crime scene.

Anyone that is willing to cooperate and provide information in the identity the shooter should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC, leave a tip through our web site at, or 803-321-2222.