Family seeks answers after 2015 Ladson murder case goes cold

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A Ladson family is seeking answers after their loved one's murder case has gone cold.

Twenty-seven-year-old Donald Lloyd Jr. was shot to death on July 21, 2015, on Frank Jones Road.

Family members believe Lloyd was going to meet someone to buy marijuana when he was shot multiple times.

Lloyd's sister found out about the shooting from her brother's roommate and another man. She tried to administer CPR.

"He took his last breath and I remember closing his eyes which was something I didn't want my mom to see," Patrice Stevens said Wednesday. "I remember trying to help him, trying to wake him, just doing anything I could to try to help save his life."

Berkeley County sheriff's deputies charged one man with obstruction of justice for moving a gun from the crime scene. Deputies charged a second man with conspiracy to sell or obtain marijuana.

However, investigators have not been able to identify a suspect in Lloyd's murder.

The family is frustrated that there's been no movement in the case for almost three years.

Lloyd left behind five children.

"A lot of hurt, a lot of anger, it's really hard, it's really been hard and it's hard to explain stuff to kids that you don't have the answers to," Stevens said. "For the kids' sake, they want to know who killed their daddy. I just want the person behind bars, I don't want no more violence, I don't want no more bloodshed."

Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis says Lloyd's murder is still being actively investigated.

Lewis says the sheriff's office has worked multiple leads on the case but has yet to be able to conclusively identify the person responsible.

Anyone with information should call the sheriff's office at 843-719-4668 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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