Wadesboro club owner killed in S.C. shooting
by Abby Cavenaugh Editor
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — The owner of a Wadesboro club and pool room, Jefferson “Rex” Rivers, was shot and killed at a night club in Chesterfield County, S.C., early Sunday morning.
Rivers also owned The Twisted Rooster, where he was killed after a fight broke out in the club.
Rivers’ family members told WSOC-TV in Charlotte that after he broke up the fight and threw several individuals out of the club, the men returned with guns and began shooting.
Anson County Sheriff Tommy Allen said that his deputies were notified of the shooting by the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday. The Chesterfield authorities gave a description of a suspect vehicle that could be headed to Anson County. Wadesboro police officers later spotted the vehicle and attempted to stop it.
The vehicle gave chase and proceeded toward Polkton, according to a release from the Anson County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle turned off U.S. 74 in Polkton and stopped. Four suspects then ran from the scene. Two were apprehended by the officers, one of whom was in possession of a .40-caliber hand gun. The two individuals are “being detained for questioning,” Chesterfield Sgt. Daniel Scott said Monday. “We haven’t officially charged anyone yet.”
A third suspect was arrested mid-morning Sunday by Anson County Sheriff’s Deputies, and the fourth individual was arrested in Union County Sunday night and remains in the Union County Jail.
“The condition of the other four shooting victims is unknown but not believed to be life threatening,” Sheriff Allen said Monday morning.
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