Crime

March 9, 2014

Arrest made in fatal Club Climax shooting

RICHLAND COUNTY A 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in last weekend’s fatal shooting at an Eastover club.

RICHLAND COUNTY A 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in last weekend’s fatal shooting at an Eastover club.

Tirrell Boyd was arrested just after 5 p.m. Friday by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Task Force. Boyd was charged with murder, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and with possession of cocaine.

According to a Sunday morning press release, Boyd was spotted sitting in a truck outside an acquaintance’s home near Ault Road in Hopkins. When deputies approached, Boyd sped away at a high speed, soon crashing on Montgomery Road. Boyd fled into the woods, according to deputies, and was tracked by K-9. He surrendered without incident.

Richland County authorities were called to the Club Climax at 3500 McCords Ferry Road in Eastover around 3 a.m. March 1, sheriff’s deputies said. Travis C. Singleton, 28, of Sandhills Estates in Eastover lay dead in the parking lot from a gunshot to the upper body.

Two other victims were shot in the upper body and transported to Palmetto Richland Hospital. Witnesses said the fatal shooting started out as a verbal altercation inside the club. When it moved outside, shots were fired.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, text CRIMES (274637) and mark the beginning of the message with “TIPSC” followed by the tip information, or log onto www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.

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