Sure Shots shooter remains behind bars


By Heather Ruppe

The man accused of murder at the Sure Shots pool hall near Walterboro is still behind bars.

Shannon Kinnard, 39, of Walterboro, has not received bond and remains in custody at the Colleton Detention Center, as of press deadline on Monday.

Kinnard is charged with murder, grand larceny, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. These charges stem from the July 31st shooting death of Dexter Lynah, Jr.

More charges could be likely as this case is still under investigation.

Lynah was shot at least twice by Kinnard at about 2 a.m. at the Sure Shots pool club. Initially, Kinnard fled the crime scene, but he later turned himself into local authorities on August 3rd.

The 23-year-old victim had just graduated in May from S.C. State University in Orangeburg. There, he had obtained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology. He had also received the Presidential Scholar Award at S.C. State University for three consecutive years, as a Dr. Emily England Clyburn Honors College Scholar. He was a graduate of Colleton County High School.

All of this information about this case came from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.

In this same fatal shooting that took Lynah’s life, Kinard is also accused of critically injuring an unidentified woman who was also at the pool hall, according to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and to information provided by authorities with Colleton County Fire-Rescue. This woman had a broken leg at the scene. Her medical condition is not known.

Shalane Tindal, spokeswoman for the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, said this remains an ongoing investigation.