Lexington County authorities say they’re still investigating what two Lexington County men were arguing about that led Billy Geisendorff, 49, to shoot and kill his acquaintance, 42-year-old Bobby Lee Christofoli, Wednesday night outside Geisendorff’s house at 114 Cheryse Drive, off Chalks Ferry Road.
Lexington County authorities were called to the scene around 9 p.m. to investigate an injured man in the roadway, sheriff James Metts said in a release. According to the arrest warrant, the two men argued and Christofoli was on the rural dirt road walking toward a friend’s house next door when Geisendorff came at him again to continue the argument. At some point, Geisendorff shot Christofoli several times in the upper body with a .22-caliber handgun, Metts said.
Lexington County coroner Harry Harmon said Christofoli was shot in the heart and bled to death within minutes.
Deputies found Geisendorff hiding in a crawl-space in his house when they arrived on scene Wednesday night. The gun used in the shooting was recovered, Metts said.
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Thursday night, Geisendorff was being held without bond at the Lexington County Detention Center on the charges of murder and possessing a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
--- Rachael Myers Lowe