Suspect Identified in Fatal Bar Shooting

Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - Lexington County deputies have identified a suspect in a fatal shooting outside a bar back in February.

Officers say they've obtained warrants for 20-year-old Gregory Lamont Brooks of Columbia on a murder charge.

Back on February 2nd, deputies say Brooks shot and killed 31-year-old Brandon Ratliff outside the Cockpit Bar & Grill on Berryhill Road. At the time of the shooting, officers say Ratliff was trying to break up a fight between Brooks and several other people. Previous Coverage: Witnesses Needed in Fatal Bar Shooting

Police have released an old booking photo of Brooks from a prior arrest. In the image, which is shown on this article, he has hair; however, deputies say since the shooting he's been shaving his head to alter his appearance.

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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