Mason Hanahan Wiki
Mason Hanahan died after a reported home invasion. According to the Lexington County Coroner’s Office, Mason died shortly after arriving at the hospital from an apparent gunshot wound. Deputies found shell casings, blood and guns inside the Lexington County home where an 8-year-old boy died, according to police records obtained by WACH Fox News.
According to a incident report, a Lexington County deputy responded to the 100 block of Cedar Vale Drive around 12:28 a.m. The responding deputy met Austin Hanahan in the driveway, who was standing next to a running vehicle.
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In the report, the deputy said Hanahan was talking on the phone, but hung up when authorities arrived. The deputy wrote Hanahan had a gunshot wound.
According to the document, Hanahan told the deputy, “I just got hit, a black dude in a ski mask kicked the door in” and shot his son, Mason. Hanahan told the deputy the intruder left on foot, the report said.
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The report said the deputy then went inside the home and “observed blood all over the floor.” The deputy also wrote about a gun found next to the couch.
Mason Hanahan was at a home when he was shot. He had just made it into his baseball all-star team.
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According to the narrative, fire crews responded to the scene and treated Mason until EMS arrived. The incident report detailed the deputy and another law enforcement officer clearing the rest of the home.
“As we continued to move down the hallway, I observed blood on the ground and shell casings,” the deputy wrote.
The narrative said the deputy went into Hanahan’s room and found another gun, writing, “Once in Austin’s room, I observed a (firearm) sitting on the floor at the end of the bed.”
The report said authorities then cleared the upstairs and removed everyone from the home. EMS took both Hanahan and his son to the hospital, where the child later died.
WOMAN, MAN ACCUSED OF PLOTTING DEADLY HOME INVASION
A Lexington woman and a Columbia man have been charged and declared co-defendants in connection with a home invasion that led to the shooting death of a child.
Killer women: Linda Lyn Monette, 23, who was in the home at the time of the crime, is charged with murder, attempted murder, criminal conspiracy, burglary and armed robbery, according to arrest warrants. Monette was previously charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and obstruction of justice in connection with the incident.
#lexingtondetentioncenter: Woman arrested and charged with possession of drugs with the intent to sell after search warrant conducted in the home where 8-year-old Mason Hanahan was shot and killed Tuesday morning @wachfox pic.twitter.com/0hPbF6SKtV
— Jamal Goss (@GossJamal) May 15, 2019
Killer Man: Reynerio Rafael Romero Jr., 24, is charged with being an accessory to murder before the fact and criminal conspiracy, according to warrants.
— Lexington Sheriff (@LCSD_News) May 19, 2019
“Over the course of our investigation, we’ve gathered information indicating Monette actively conspired with Romero to plan and carry out the armed robbery in the 100 block of Cedar Vale Drive,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The plan was for someone to burglarize the home and take several pounds of marijuana, which was known to be in the residence.”
Romero and Monette are being held in the Lexington County Detention Center, according to Koon.
“Multiple detectives are still hard at work on this case as we seek to identify and locate another co-defendant,” Koon said. “This was not a random act and it will take us some time to sort out who knew and did what.”
Koon said tipsters can remain anonymous when they share information by calling Crimestoppers at 888-Crime-SC, logging onto www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and clicking on the “Submit a tip” tab, or by downloading the P3 Tips app for their Apple or Android device.