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Man shot fatally at Hartsville convenience store

From staff reportsMay 26, 2019

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – A man was fatally shot Sunday morning at a convenience store in the Pine Ridge section of Darlington County, near Hartsville.

Darlington County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at approximately 11:30 a.m. Sunday to the Markette convenience store at the corner of SC 151 and W. Old Camden Road in response to the shooting, according to the agency.

Desmond Coe, 24, of Hartsville was pronounced dead from an apparent gunshot wound, Darlington County Coroner J. Todd Hardee said in a news release.

The death has been ruled a homicide and is being investigated by the Darlington County Coroner’s Office, the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office and SLED.

An autopsy is scheduled for this week.

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