PEOPLE reported that the two soldiers were being good Samaritans trying to separate the two at Frayed Knot Bar & Grill in South Carolina. 25-year old Joseph Mills then pulled out a gun and shot both. He apologized for the murders according to The State newspaper:
“I’m very sorry about what happened. I never meant for it to happen like that.
I was being lynched by eight people because I was chasing a girl who grabbed drugs off the seat and took off running.”