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Man trying to help woman gets shot and killed


Richland County Sheriff's Department investigators say a man was killed while trying to break up a fight between a woman and another man.

The incident happened early Thursday morning at a club on Decker Boulevard.

Sergeant Curtis Wilson says deputies responded to Club Bananas around 1:30 a.m. Once there, they found the victim lying in the parking lot with several gunshots to the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies believe the victim was attempting to intervene when an unidentified man became involved in a physical altercation with a woman outside the club.

As the victim tried to help, the man pulled out a gun and fired several shots, deputies said.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts identified the victim as 34-year-old Luther Jermaine Mitchell.

Investigators believe they know the identity of the shooter. No arrests have been made.

Deputies are asking anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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