MARLBORO COUNTY, SC. (THECOUNT) — Toran Simmons, of Cheraw, South Carolina, has been identified as the man fatally shot during an altercation with a security guard The Hut Nightclub in Marlboro County.
According to WBTW, around 3:40 a.m. on Sunday, deputies were sent to The Hut Nightclub on Ellison Court in Bennettsville, on calls of shots fired. When they arrived, the club owner told them while he was closing down and cleaning up, Simmons, who was banned from the bar, came in wanting to be served.
The owner told Simmons he was not allowed in the club because of an incident that had happened a a few weeks prior, and asked him to leave, according to authorities.
Simmons began to leave, but then turned and began assaulting the security guard, according to deputies.
Witnesses tried to pull Simmons off of the guard but were unsuccessful, according to authorities.
The guard, who had a concealed weapons permit, pulled out his gun and shot Simmons twice, according to deputies. Simmons died as a result of his injuries.
The guard turned over his gun to law enforcement and was taken into custody for questioning. After reviewing evidence, the guard was released without charges.
An autopsy is being conducted by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, and the case is still under investigation by the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office.
Geo quick facts: Marlboro County is a county located in the Pee Dee region on the northern border of the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 28,933. Its county seat is Bennettsville. The Great Pee Dee River runs through it – Wikipedia.