Darlington County deputies say death was homicide

Darlington County deputies were called to Skeet's Bar-B-Q on North Charleston Road Tuesday, where they found a body in the building.

Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee identified the victim as Richard Todd Gardner, 44, of Darlington. Hardee says Gardner was shot.

"Todd was well known in the area. This is truly a tragedy for everybody in the Mechanicsville community. Somebody knows what happened and who did this crime. We intend to find that person and put them in jail" said Sheriff Wayne Byrd in a press release.

If you have any information about this case, you're asked to call Darlington County Sheriff's Office at (843) 398-4501 or your local law enforcement agency.