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Money dispute led to Moncks Corner restaurant slaying, court records say

Askari Rashad Dash

Askari Rashad Dash. Berkeley County Sheriff's Office/Provided

MONCKS CORNER — Two men fought over money before gunfire erupted outside a late-night restaurant and lounge, according to court records. 

Askari Rashad Dash is charged with murder and two firearm offenses on allegations he fatally shot Dewayne White outside the Atlantis Restaurant and Lounge, located in a strip mall at 484 U.S. Highway 52, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. 

Moncks Corner police dispatched to the restaurant around 1:20 a.m. Nov. 21 found Dash and White injured by gunfire outside the restaurant. White, 25, of Moncks Corner was rushed to Roper Hospital in Moncks Corner, where he died from his wounds, the affidavit states. 

Dash, 35, was also hospitalized due to injuries sustained in the encounter, authorities previously said. On Nov. 29, he was released from the hospital and booked into the Berkeley County jail.

Detectives determined after an investigation that there was an altercation between the two men over money. Dash armed himself with a .380-caliber handgun during the argument and shot White in the chest and back, according to the affidavit. 

Dash was denied bond at a hearing Nov. 29, a bond court clerk said. Members of the public and media were not allowed in the hearing.

Reach Steve Garrison at 843-607-1052. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGarrisonDT.

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