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Fatal nightclub shooting started as fight

Fatal nightclub shooting started as fight

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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC -
The shooting that led to the death of April Infinger began as a fight between a boyfriend and his girlfriend, authorities say.

According to a spokesperson with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, 33-year-old Shearon Bennett was fighting with his girlfriend, April Cartin, when he was asked to leave the Moonshine Saloon on Meyers Road.

Affidavits show that, as Bennett was in the parking lot of the nightclub, he fired into the building. That gunshot hit and killed 32-year-old April Infinger.

Friends tell News 2 that Infinger was at the nightclub celebrating a friend's birthday and was getting ready to leave right before Bennett fired a gun.

An incident report shows that Berkeley County Deputies attempted to chase Bennett as he was leaving the scene. After a warrant was announced for his arrest, Bennett was arrested and charged with murder Monday night.

This is not Bennett's first time behind bars.

According to a background check provided by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Bennett first started having trouble back in 1998, when he was charged with assault and battery. His rap sheet shows that Bennett has had a violent history, facing charges of domestic violence, resisting arrest and possessing a sawed off shotgun.

Bennett was a felon, which makes it illegal for him to own a gun.

Cartin and Darrell Bennett were also arrested in this incident. They are behind bars on a $75,000 bond for allegedly obstructing justice.

Infinger's funeral is set for Thursday.

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