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Two South Carolina Soldiers Killed Defending Woman at Bar, Suspect Charged

The 25-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with two counts of murder

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    Sgt. First Class Jonathan Michael Prins, 29, was fatally shot while trying to protect a woman in a South Carolina bar

    Two soldiers were fatally shot Sunday while trying to protect a woman from a gun-toting man in a South Carolina bar, NBC News reported.

    Staff Sgt. Charles Allen Judge Jr., 40, and Sgt. First Class Jonathan Michael Prins, 29, were at the Frayed Knot Bar & Grill in Lake Murray, west of Columbia, when Jospeh Elijah Mills "physically assaulted a female companion and was physically separated from her by several bar patrons," according to arrest warrants obtained by NBC News.

    Among those who stepped in to help the woman were Judge and Prins, the warrants state. "Mills then presented a handgun" and allegedly fired the fatal shots.

    The 25-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after Sunday's double killing charged with two counts of murder.