Man shot dead on pontoon in lake

An upstate man died after being shot on a pontoon boat during a fight, according to the coroner and a witness. Deputies were called Tuesday afternoon to Fall Creek Landing Number 2 on Lake Keowee, according to Senior Deputy Jimmy Watt of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. Watt said there was an incident report involving a boat and a personal watercraft. Coroner Karl Addis said Nathan Drew Morgan, 29, of Wahalla, died of a gunshot wound to the chest. He said the shooting was being investigated as a homicide. Watt said all parties involved in the incident have been located and are cooperating with the investigation. Michael Davitt says he watched the scene unfold from his backyard. “, Davit said. He says he saw two people in the water near the watercraft. He says he then saw a couple pull them into their boat and shortly after he says a fight broke out. between the two men. “It was 25, almost 30 minutes,” Davitt said. . Punching. Lots of swearing going on. Lots of back and forth.” Davitt says he started calling 911 when he then heard a gunshot. “I was screaming with them like, ‘What’s going on? Do you need help?'” he said. “On the phone with 911.” He says it was a scene he never imagined he would see on the lake. “I didn’t immediately think it was a gunshot,” Davitt said. I don’t really know what it was.

An upstate man died after being shot on a pontoon boat during a fight, according to the coroner and a witness.

Deputies were called Tuesday afternoon to Fall Creek Landing Number 2 on Lake Keowee, according to Deputy Petty Officer Jimmy Watt of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.

Watt said there was one incident report involving a boat and a personal watercraft.

Coroner Karl Addis said 29-year-old Nathan Drew Morgan of Wahalla died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

He said the shooting was being investigated as a homicide.

Watt said all parties involved in the incident have been located and are cooperating with the investigation.

Michael Davitt says he watched the scene unfold from his backyard.

“It’s a pretty crazy incident, I would say pretty much anywhere, especially for a Tuesday,” Davitt said.

He said he saw two people in the water near the watercraft. He says he then saw a couple pull them onto their boat and shortly after he says a fight broke out between the two men.

“It was 25, almost 30 minutes,” Davitt said. “The boat kept going. Punching. Lots of swearing going on. Lots of back and forth.”

Davitt says he started calling 911 when he then heard a gunshot.

“I was screaming with them like, ‘What’s going on? Do you need help?'” he said. “On the phone with 911.”

He says it was a scene he never imagined he would see on the lake.

“I didn’t immediately think it was a gunshot,” Davitt said. “It was a bit more of a shocking moment for me, to witness all of this because I wasn’t really sure what it was.”

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