A suspect has been arrested in the New Year's Eve shooting death of an Aiken man.


Investigators with the Aiken Department of Public Safety have arrested Jamar Nicholas White of Aiken on Tuesday for the murder of Joseph Brown, according to Sgt. Jake Mahoney.


White, 28, is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.


Brown, 22, was pronounced dead at 4 a.m. on Tuesday at Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta following an altercation Monday night on the 400 block of Fairfield Street N.E., according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton. Brown was transported to the hospital after receiving multiple gunshot wounds.


Investigators responded to the scene at approximately 9:30 p.m., according to Mahoney, and found Brown had been injured in the apparent shooting incident.


An autopsy is scheduled for today in Newberry.


The Aiken Department of Public Safety was assisted in the investigation by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.


White is currently being held at the Aiken County detention center.


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