Sketch Released of Suspect in Fatal Bar Shooting

11:33 AM, Feb 7, 2014   |    comments
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SLED sketch of the suspect. (Image provided by the Lexington County Sheriff's Dept.)

Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - Lexington County deputies have released a sketch of the suspect in a fatal shooting outside a bar earlier this week.

The image shows the person who officers think shot and killed 31-year-old Brandon E. Ratliff at the Cockpit Bar & Grill on Berryhill Road.

Back on February 2nd, deputies say a group of people got into a fight outside the bar. During the argument, officers say Ratliff tried to calm the situation, but the suspect shot him.

A witness to the incident gave a State Law Enforcement Division sketch forensic artist enough physical information of the shooting to make a drawing.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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