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Baltimore County college student dies after shooting at South Carolina bar; second man charged in killing

Garrett Bakhsh, of Hampstead, was fatally shot in an incident that occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday at Mac's Lounge in Hartsville, South Carolina.
Garrett Bakhsh, of Hampstead, was fatally shot in an incident that occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday at Mac's Lounge in Hartsville, South Carolina. (HANDOUT)

A Baltimore County college student who was injured in a shooting Sunday at a South Carolina bar has died.

Garrett Bakhsh, who graduated from Hereford High School in June, was shot in an incident that occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday at Mac’s Lounge in Hartsville, South Carolina, about 75 miles southeast of Charlotte, North Carolina. The Darlington County coroner’s office confirmed the 18-year-old died Tuesday night.

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Dicaprio Collins, 21, and Bryan Robinson, 29, also were killed in the shooting and three others were injured.

Police have charged Darius Grant Dickey with four counts of attempted murder and five other charges related to the shooting. On Thursday, Davijon Khalil McCall was arrested at a Durham, North Carolina, apartment, Hartsville city spokeswoman Lauren Baker said. McCall is charged with murder. He fired a gun in the shooting around 2 a.m. Sunday at Mac’s Lounge in Hartsville, officials allege.

Investigators still have not released details on how many people fired or what led to the shooting.Court records didn’t indicate if McCall, 24, had a lawyer. He is in jail awaiting a bond hearing.

Bakhsh was a freshman attending nearby Coker University in Hartsville, where he was majoring in criminal justice, according to a student-athlete profile on the university website. Bakhsh was on Coker’s lacrosse team, according to the website.

News of Bakhsh’s death was “devastating” for his former Hereford lacrosse coaches Steve Turnbaugh and John Raduazzo. On the field, Bakhsh was a strong offensive player who was known for his precision. Off the field, he was known for his sense of humor and charisma.

“He was very personable, a great personality,” Turnbaugh said Wednesday. “I know that he carried that on to his teammates at Coker. He liked being around people.”

Raduazzo, who also taught Bakhsh in English, recently found a team photo in which the two posed next to one another. The coach laughed as he recalled how Bakhsh had whispered funny comments under his breath, trying to get Raduazzo to crack a smile as the portrait was taken.

“He was a lot of fun to be around,” Raduazzo said.

Hereford students who knew Bakhsh were still processing the news Wednesday. In Raduazzo’s classroom, some students chose to share warm memories of their former schoolmate who made them laugh.

A GoFundMe page established in Bakhsh’s name says he was the son of two police officers and had his own hopes of entering a career in law enforcement. The page seeks to raise $20,000 to help the family bring Bakhsh “home to rest” and to create a memorial scholarship fund in his memory.

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