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Police stop car with dead man inside
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Posted on 03/28/2010 8:06:19 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS

A 23-year-old man was fatally shot early Sunday morning in the Main Street parking lot between Columbia City Hall and the Richland County courthouse.

The dead man was discovered in a car by Columbia police after an officer stopped a vehicle about 3:15 a.m.

The victim was Aaron Bouknight of Columbia, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said. An autopsy is slated for Monday.

Watts said the man got into a dispute at Club Dreams nightclub, 1734 Main St., and was shot in the parking lot across the street after leaving the club.

Late Sunday afternoon, a plainclothes city police investigator and a uniformed Crime Scene Investigation unit officer walked the parking lot, looking for clues. The narrow lot runs from Main Street to Assembly Street.

Except to confirm they were at the scene where the man was believed to have been shot, the two officers declined comment. They referred a reporter to police spokesman Brick Lewis. Lewis was unavailable.

Earlier, Lewis released a statement saying police determined the victim was shot while sitting in a Toyota Camry parked in the 1701 Main St. lot. “The victim was discovered after a Columbia Police Officer spotted a Toyota Camry traveling south on Bull Street with its hazard lights flashing and driving at a high rate of speed,” Lewis wrote.

“After stopping the vehicle at Bull and Lady Streets, the Officer made contact with driver and was informed that his friend had just been shot. The victim was without any signs of life.”

At the time the car was stopped, it was not heading toward any of the city’s major hospitals — Baptist, Palmetto Health and Providence — according to the location police gave.

It was the third time in less than two months when a young man had been found shot to death in a car in the Columbia area.

In early February, Steven Duckett, 25, was found shot to death in an SUV in the drive-in lane of the Kentucky Fried Chicken on Taylor Street. Last week, Andrew Decker, 23, was found dead at the wheel of a parked car in the 2700 block of Brady Street. He had been shot once in the head. Arrests have been made in both those cases.

“It’s getting to be a common occurrence,” said Watts. “It’s a bad situation.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: columbia; columbiasc; crime; southcarolina
Not long ago they found a dead man in the drive thru of the KFC.

http://www.thestate.com/2010/02/03/1140482/man-found-dead-in-kfc-drive-through.html

1 posted on 03/28/2010 8:06:20 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS
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To: Feline_AIDS

Very poor article. Is a journalism degree even worth the price of the paper upon which it is printed??


2 posted on 03/28/2010 8:08:41 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Feline_AIDS
In early February, Steven Duckett, 25, was found shot to death in an SUV in the drive-in lane of the Kentucky Fried Chicken on Taylor Street.

The Colonel hates it when you give him a hundred dollar bill for a $2.89 chicken sandwich and want change.

3 posted on 03/28/2010 8:12:45 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Feline_AIDS
My head hurts.

What did I just read?

4 posted on 03/28/2010 8:14:39 PM PDT by JustCallMeFrank
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To: Feline_AIDS

I’m not clicking on the link just to find out which state this was in.


5 posted on 03/28/2010 8:15:25 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Reddy

Like I always say, “when you can’t master anything else, become a journalist”.


6 posted on 03/28/2010 8:16:24 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
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To: JustCallMeFrank

It’s another evil, run-away Toyota.


7 posted on 03/28/2010 8:17:27 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
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To: Blue Jays
That is some terribly incomprehensible writing in that article!


8 posted on 03/28/2010 8:24:03 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: abigailsmybaby
It’s another evil, run-away Toyota.

No wonder the police aren't talking. They don't want to be the next victims.

9 posted on 03/28/2010 8:25:38 PM PDT by JustCallMeFrank
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To: Feline_AIDS

Well, that’s one way to beat the ticket. Although, you’re likely not going to get away with it more than once.


10 posted on 03/28/2010 8:28:36 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: abigailsmybaby

Or in some cases a teacher.


11 posted on 03/28/2010 8:28:45 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Reddy
Very poor article. Is a journalism degree even worth the price of the paper upon which it is printed??

No kidding. It was very confusing.

12 posted on 03/28/2010 8:29:07 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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Very poor article. Is a journalism degree even worth the price of the paper upon which it is printed??

No kidding. It was very confusing.

Unbelievably bad writing. It wasn't until near the end of the article that we discover that the dead man was in a car being driven by another.

13 posted on 03/28/2010 8:33:49 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: Feline_AIDS
Not long ago they found a dead man in the drive thru of the KFC.

Well that seems disturbing enough - just so long as he was on the outside of the drive thru...

14 posted on 03/28/2010 8:35:22 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: mlocher

You know what the Colonel does with the chicken butts?

He sells them to McDonald.

So if you bite into a burger and it goes FRrrrpphtt....

You know you got one of the colones asses..


15 posted on 03/28/2010 8:37:32 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Feline_AIDS

I have no idea what I just read.


16 posted on 03/28/2010 8:38:30 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: Spok

S.C.


17 posted on 03/28/2010 8:48:26 PM PDT by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: Feline_AIDS

I guess being dead and driving don’t mix....


18 posted on 03/28/2010 8:52:14 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Feline_AIDS; Reddy; JustCallMeFrank; abigailsmybaby; Blue Jays; DouglasKC; Inyo-Mono; peggybac

To those of you complaining about the writing, drop the author an email: jmonk@thestate.com

I just did. And I wasn’t very kind.


19 posted on 03/28/2010 8:58:53 PM PDT by upchuck (Subjects to citizens to subjects in less than 250 years.)
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To: mylife

LOL, mylife!!!


20 posted on 03/28/2010 9:07:46 PM PDT by Mountain Mary
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To: Mountain Mary
Well it's the truth. ☺
21 posted on 03/28/2010 9:26:20 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Inyo-Mono
It wasn't until near the end of the article that we discover that the dead man was in a car being driven by another.

LOL! That was the only reason I continued to wade through this muck that calls itself 'journalism'.

Trying to figure out how the dead guy was driving the car.

22 posted on 03/29/2010 5:59:27 AM PDT by MamaTexan (NO ONE owes allegiance to an unconstitutional government)
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