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Man shot at Burton nightclub dies

A 22-year-old Yemassee man accused of shooting two men at a Burton nightclub Sunday will now face murder charges after one of the men died from his injuries Monday in a Charleston hospital.

Jaquwn Dominique Brewer now faces one count of assault with intent to kill and one count of murder after investigators say he shot two men — one in the leg and one in the head — at the Semper Fi Club on Broad River Boulevard at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

The man shot in the head — Henry Jones, 44, of Seabrook — died Monday afternoon at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, according to Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen. An autopsy was scheduled to be performed Tuesday at the hospital.

Investigators say the shooting started when someone at the club saw a gun in Brewer’s waistband and questioned him about it. Brewer then pulled the gun and started firing.

Both Jones and the other victim were transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital where doctors placed the 44-year-old on life support before transporting him to MUSC in Charleston. Doctors were able to remove a bullet from the other victim’s leg.

Brewer is being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center without bond and has also been charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and unlawful carrying of a firearm.

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