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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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06/29/2015 - Lexington County deputies arrest two Gaston residents on multiple charges related to stabbing  
06/26/2015 - Lexington County deputies arrest two on burglary charges  
06/19/2015 - Three Persons Charged with Throwing Large Pieces of Concrete Off Bridge Over Highway  
06/17/2015 - Woman Arrested for Converting PTO Funds for Her Personal Use  
06/10/2015 - Two Men Arrested in Fatal Shooting  
06/10/2015 - Blood Drive  
06/08/2015 - Recycle for Sight and Sound  
06/03/2015 - Officers Donate More than $5,000 to Special Olympics  
05/28/2015 - New Patrol Vehicle Design  
05/27/2015 - Support Our Troops  
05/18/2015 - Deputies Arrest Woman for Robbing Pharmacy  
05/13/2015 - Man Arrested for Attempted Murder  
05/13/2015 - Homicide Victim Identified  
05/06/2015 - Boat Operations Training  
05/06/2015 - Cops and Calabash  
05/04/2015 - Sheriff Koon Announces His Management Team  
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  


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