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Fatal shooting in Batesburg was botched robbery

Police say the fatal shooting of an employee at the Batesburg-Leesville McDonald’s earlier this month was an attempted robbery that went wrong.

On October 13th, McDonald’s employee, 57-year-old Willie Jennings was shot while taking out the trash after the restaurant closed and now, police say the restaurant’s former manager was in on it.

Police arrested three suspects shortly after the shooting.

The State newspaper reports that Cook was fired by the McDonald’s restaurant and according to police, is now on the run. Police say they will charge Cook with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, which the other three now also face.

Jennings, the employee who was fatally shot, worked several jobs to support four children and his girlfriend, who is pregnant.

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