NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Charleston County Detention Center inmate has been charged in connection with a fatal September 2014 nightclub shooting.
Jhamien Askia Robinson, 21, was charged Monday with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Robinson has been in jail since September 17 for allegedly shooting a person during an armed robbery.
Charleston County deputies say an investigation determined Robinson shot and killed Barrett Kinlock at Big Rock Club on Kimbell Avenue on September 13, 2014.
According to an incident report, an altercation happened in the parking lot and several shots were fired, striking Kinlock multiple times. Kinlock was transported to MUSC, where he was pronounced dead.
Court documents state deputies spoke with witnesses at the scene, who said the shooter was an acquaintance of the victim who went by the moniker "KB."
Deputies say Robinson, who is goes by "KB," was arrested by North Charleston police on September 17 in connection with an armed robbery. According to detectives, Kinlock had recently written a statement against Robinson regarding the armed robbery. Robinson reportedly refused to speak with investigators about the connection.
On March 6, officers spoke with a witness of the club shooting who was with the victim just before he was shot and killed.
An affidavit states the witness told detectives he heard the shots fired, and turned around in time to see "KB," with a pistol in his hand, get into a vehicle and flee the scene.
Investigators say the witness was able to positively identify Robinson as the shooter from a photographic lineup.