Trial Begins for Hartsville Bar Shooting that Resulted in Three Fatalities

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – After four years in custody, jury selection is set to begin for the trial of Darius Dickey, the man charged with a deadly shooting at Mac’s Lounge in Hartsville. The shooting, which took place in January 2020, resulted in the deaths of three individuals and left six others injured. Dickey, 23 years old at the time, initially faced charges including unlawful carrying of a firearm, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and discharging a firearm at or into a structure. However, in October, he was also charged with all three murders.

The incident unfolded when Dickey and another man, Davijon McCall, engaged in a gunfight at the crowded bar. The exchange of gunfire left six people wounded and three of them dead. Authorities had arrested Dickey shortly after the shooting, and he has remained behind bars ever since.

Jury selection is a crucial step in the trial process, as it determines the individuals who will serve on the jury and decide Dickey’s fate. The selection process involves questioning potential jurors to assess their impartiality and suitability for the case. Once the jury is chosen, the trial will proceed with presenting evidence, calling witnesses, and hearing arguments from both the prosecution and defense.

The trial of Darius Dickey not only seeks to deliver justice for the lives lost in the Hartsville bar shooting but also highlights the ongoing issue of gun violence in communities. Incidents like these serve as reminders of the devastating consequences that can arise from conflicts escalating to firearms being discharged in public spaces. The trial will likely prompt discussions on gun control measures and the need to address underlying factors contributing to these acts of violence.

As the trial begins, the community of Hartsville awaits the outcome, hoping for a fair and thorough judicial process that will provide closure to the victims’ families and hold the responsible parties accountable.