Off-duty officer dies after bar fight in SC

State News

GEORGETOWN CO., SC (WBTW) – A police officer from Connecticut died from injures he sustained after an assault at a South Carolina bar early, Sunday morning. 

According to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, the assault happened in the early hours at Uncle Tito’s on Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet.

Deputies arrested Kelton Jess Todd in connection to the case. Todd is currently charged with assault, but authorities say charges may be updated after further investigation. 

The sheriff’s office identified the victim as 41-year-old Matthew Mainieri. 

Mainieri was a police officer from South Windsor, Connecticut.

He died from head injuries he sustained in the incident. 

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