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Major John Allard, PIO Office, 785-2415, 24-Hour Press Box: 799-2001, Ext. 1100

Fatal Shooting


Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives are seeking help from citizens in identifying the person who shot and killed a 22-year-old Columbia woman on Saturday, June 7 while the woman was inside a bar on Berryhill Road near Irmo.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said the circumstances of the fatal shooting of Shirley McKenzie, 22, of 3047 Covenant Road, Columbia, at the Cockpit Bar & Grill at 214 Berryhill Road remain under investigation. Detectives actively are pursuing leads concerning the identity of the person who shot and killed McKenzie.

The fatal shooting of McKenzie was reported to the Sheriff’s Department at about 4:32 a.m. on Saturday, Metts said. Deputies found McKenzie lying on the floor inside the bar, and deputies determined that McKenzie was deceased.

A number of people were inside the bar at the time of the shooting, Metts said. Detectives ask anyone with information about the shooting to contact the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can provide information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff’s Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).



 


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04/30/2015 - Correctional Officer Appreciation Week  
04/28/2015 - Death Investigation  
04/24/2015 - Sheriff Koon Sworn in as 39th Sheriff of Lexington County  
04/21/2015 - Shooting Incident  
04/20/2015 - Man Arrested for Trying to Rob Convenience Store  
04/17/2015 - Corrections Officer of the Quarter  
04/15/2015 - Removing Opportunities for Vehicle Break-Ins  
04/15/2015 - Three Persons Charged With Accessory After The Fact to Murder  
04/13/2015 - Man Dies As A Result of Gunshot Wound  
04/13/2015 - Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Burglary Suspect  
04/13/2015 - White Knoll Business Coalition  
04/10/2015 - Deputies Recognized for DUI Enforcement  
04/10/2015 - Reserve Deputies Saved Taxpayers Nearly $60,000 in First Quarter of 2015  
04/09/2015 - Five Persons Arrested in Fatal Shooting  
04/09/2015 - Deputy Promoted  
04/06/2015 - Detectives Arrest Man on Charge of Criminal Domestic Violence  
04/01/2015 - Sheriff Swears in Seven Citizens as Reserve Deputies  
03/31/2015 - Detectives Investigating Threat to Do Harm at High School  
03/31/2015 - Homicide Investigation  
03/30/2015 - Shooting Investigation  
03/27/2015 - Deputy Receives Top Academic Honor  
03/25/2015 - Burglary Investigation  
03/23/2015 - Battle of the Badges  
03/22/2015 - Investigators Arrest Two Men in Fatal Shooting  


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