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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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09/29/2014 - Man Arrested for Robbing Two Convenience Stores and Trying to Rob One Discount Store  
09/25/2014 - Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting  
09/23/2014 - Man Charged with Burglary  
09/22/2014 - Shooting Incident  
09/22/2014 - Investigators Seek Citizens' Help in Investigating 2009 Murder  
09/17/2014 - Road Closures  
09/17/2014 - Detectives Arrest Man for Trying to Steal Two Motor Vehicles  
09/16/2014 - Sheriff's Department Donates More than $3,000 to Nancy K. Perry Children's Shelter  
09/11/2014 - Man Returned to Lexington County on Murder Charges  
09/09/2014 - Missing Person Investigation  
09/07/2014 - Woman Charged with Intentionally Setting Fire to Residence  
08/28/2014 - Fugitive Investigators Arrest Man Who Owed More Than $170,000 in Child Support Payments  
08/25/2014 - Sheriffs Department Donates Over 700 to United Way  
08/22/2014 - CrimeStoppers Tip Enables Detectives to File Charge  
08/19/2014 - Explorers Post 106 First Nighters Meeting  
08/19/2014 - Detectives Arrest Two Men for Stealing One Motor Vehicle and Stealing Items from Four Motor Vehicles  
08/14/2014 - Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Two Children  
08/08/2014 - Officer Involved Shooting Investigation  
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