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Police: McDonald's Manager Involved in Fatal Robbery

6:51 PM, Oct 28, 2010   |    comments
  • Willie Jennings was shot and killed in the McDonald's parking lot on October 13, 2010.
    
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Batesburg-Leesville, SC (WLTX) - Batesburg-Leesville Police are looking for a man they say was involved in a conspiracy to rob his own restaurant, which led to the death of an employee.

Officials said they plan to arrest Roderquiz Cooke, who was the manager at the McDonald's on West Columbia Avenue in Batesburg-Leesville. Previous Coverage: Man Killed While Taking Out Trash at McDonald's

Officials said the other suspects involved: Tasha Marie Matthews, Angelo Pierce Tucker, and Meon Mikel DeAnglius Miller are all charged with murder. Officials said they are also being charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery.

Officers said Matthews lived with Cooke for nine years.

Investigators said the incident happened around 11:30 p.m October 13.

During the attempted robbery, 57-year-old Willie Jennings was taking out the trash and was shot and killed in the McDonald's parking lot.

Friends of Jennings told News19 he had a young child and was expecting another soon.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to Crimestoppers of the Midlands. You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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