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Unsolved murders in Dorchester County

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UPDATE SEPTEMBER 22, 2013

More than a week after a shooting outside of club rehab on Dorchester road, and police are still looking for a murder suspect.

Last Friday, Deputies responded to two related incidents on Dorchester Road.

The first, around 2:30 a.m. was for reports of a disturbance involving gunfire.

Four people ended up in the hospital.

Deputies wrapped up with that call, but were called again just a few hours later.

That's when they found 26-year-old Rashand Banks dead in a ditch. He was shot in the back, but the coroner says he bled to death.

Deputies say they suspect Banks was hiding out.

The owner of Club Rehab tells us Banks was shot as he was leaving the bar.

David Aylor, attorney for the owner of Rehab Bar and Grill, issued the following statement Friday, September 20, 2013, about this fatal shooting that occurred on September 13th in the Coosaw Creek Shopping Center at 8484 Dorchester Road.

"The facts of this case do not indicate that events leading up to the deadly shooting started in my client's business other than the victim had been in his bar earlier. My client and the other businesses in the Coosaw Creek Shopping Center have and continue to cooperate with police investigating this shooting."

Dorchester County Sheriff's Deputies were originally called to a shooting in which a person was transported to a local hospital. It wasn't until hours later when an early morning passing motorist called police saying they saw a body in a ditch in front of the shopping center. Anyone with information or knowledge of the shooter should call the Dorchester County Sheriffs Office or Crime Stoppers. 

 

 

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Late last week a fight broke out at Rehab Bar and Grill and shots were fired. Deputies said they later found the victim at Ashley Phosphate and Dorchester Roads. However, that's only the most recent of unsolved murders in Dorchester County.

The body of  26-year-old Rashaad Lamarks Banks from North Charleston was found about 6:45 Friday morning after the shots fired at Rehab.

On first glance the coroner said the cause of death is a close-range gun shot wound to the back, although the official autopsy results are still pending. An autopsy for Banks was scheduled for Saturday. Nobody from the Sheriff's or Coroner's Office were immediately available by phone Sunday.

Meanwhile, results from another autopsy came in Friday helping to advance a separate murder case.

Remains found last month in Grover are proven to be those of another shooting victim, 23-year-old Larry Jackson, killed by a single gunshot to the head. Jackson was reported missing by his girlfriend in late April.

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