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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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