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Home  |  News  |  Coroner identifies man shot dead in parking lot of restaurant

Coroner identifies man shot dead in parking lot of restaurant
Friday, December 30, 2011

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – The Lexington County Coroner's Office has identified the man shot dead outside of a restaurant on Harbison Boulevard Thursday night.

Coroner Harry O. Harman says around 8:55 p.m. 21-year-old Thomas T. Hoefer , was shot by an unknown assailant in the parking lot of the Olive Garden restaurant on Harbison Boulevard in Columbia.

Hoefer was transported to Lexington Medical Center, where he later died due to a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Harmon says the cause of death was exsanguinations due to laceration of the lung.

No one has been arrested in connection with the murder, but officers at the scene spoke to witnesses in hopes of getting a description of the suspect.

The suspect's description has not been released yet.

If you have any information about this case, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Source: http://www.wistv.com/story/16415181/man-shot-dead-in-parking-lot-of-harbison-restaurant

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