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Suspect dead along with mother and two of her children in Old Barnwell Road shooting


Lexington, SC - Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the four people that were found deceased by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department in a home located in the 1100 block of Old Barnwell Road in Lexington County on January 1, 2016 at approximately 08:00 P.M. According to Fisher, the suspect was one of the people found dead in the home in what is now being thought of as a murder suicide.

Coroner Margaret Fisher said that her office has identified those deceased as Marissa Hope Reynoso, 26, of West Columbia along with two of her children, Elijah Chavez, 4 years old, and Ezra Chavez, 1 year old.

Ms. Reynoso had another older child who was not present in the home at the time of the incident and is safe.

Also deceased is Jorge Luis Chavez, 25, of Honduras, who is believed to be the father of the two deceased children. He is also believed to be the shooter.

It is believed that all four of the deceased persons died of gunshot wounds. Autopsies will be performed to determine cause of death on Tuesday, January 3, 2016.

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Lexington County Coroner’s Office will continue to investigate the incident.

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