Friday, May 4 2012 4:43 PM EDT2012-05-04 20:43:31 GMT
Officials with the Charleston County Coroner's Office have confirmed the death of 39-year-old Matt Renken to be a homicide.Renken was found dead in the office of the Port City Liquors & Wines store. More >>
Officials with the Charleston County Coroner's Office have confirmed the death of 39-year-old Matt Renken to be a homicide.More >>
Monday, April 23 2012 12:10 PM EDT2012-04-23 16:10:45 GMT
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)-- North Charleston police responded to Port City Liquors on Dorchester Road in the Food Lion shopping center Monday morning for reports of a dead body.Shortly after 8 a.m.More >>
North Charleston police responded to Port City Liquors on Dorchester Road in the Food Lion shopping center Monday morning for reports of a dead body.More >>
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – Businesses in the shopping center at 4400 Dorchester Road had a rude awakening Monday morning. Police cars surrounded Port City Liquors as they investigated a suspicious death.
Just before 8 o'clock Monday morning, North Charleston Police responded to a body being found in the office area of the store.
The coroner's office has identified the victim as 39-year-old Matthew Renkin. The coroner says Renkin died of a single gunshot wound.
Police have not confirmed it but people who work in the shopping center say Renkin was the owner of the store.
"He had just told me last week, just a few days ago that he would only come in here on Sundays just to get some work done, so that he wasn't bothered by other customers and things like that," said a woman who works a few doors down from Port City Liquors. She did not want to release her name.
When asked what kind of man the owner of the store was, the woman responded, "Very nice guy. Always wanting to know how you're doing, anything he can do to help and appreciates all of us watching out for each other."
Whomever the victim was, those who work near Port City Liquor say the death is a tragic loss.
"This is one of the nicest guys that you could ever meet. We're going to miss him."