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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Charlotte Field Division

For Immediate Release

Friday, August 24, 2018
Contact: Gerod King

ATF Offers Reward Up To $10,000 in Homicide, Carjacking and Robbery Incidents

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is announcing a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for a homicide, carjacking and armed robberies in South Carolina and North Carolina.

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Horry County Police Department (HCPD) Officers responded to a shooting incident and subsequent carjacking at Food Lion located at 110 Hwy 9 East in Longs, S.C.  Upon arrival, officers discovered one deceased male victim sitting in his vehicle from apparent gunshot wounds and another male victim reported his vehicle had been taken at gunpoint.  The victim described the suspects as three armed unidentified black males dressed in dark clothing.  The suspects fled the scene in the victim’s 2015 grey Nissan Altima.

Around 11:00 p.m., HCPD Officers responded to an armed robbery at the Carolina Inn located 312 Hwy 701 North in Loris, S.C.  The suspects were described as two armed unidentified black males dressed in dark clothing driving a 2015 grey, Nissan Altima.  The suspects fled the scene in a stolen vehicle. 

Around 11:03 p.m., HCPD Officers responded to another armed robbery of an individual on Fox Bay Road, Loris, S.C.  The suspects were described as two armed unidentified black males.

Around 11:20 p.m., Chadbourn Police Department in North Carolina responded to an armed robbery at the Fire Up #2 Quick Mart located at 322 S. Brown Street, Chadbourn, N.C.  The suspects were described as two armed unidentified black males dressed in dark clothing driving a 2015 grey, Nissan Altima. 

Around 11:47 p.m., a vehicle was stolen at the Time Saver Convenience Store located near the NC/SC state line at 3200 Hwy 701 N. in Loris, S.C.  This vehicle has been recovered by law enforcement.  The suspect was described as an unknown individual dressed in dark clothing. 

One to three suspects were involved in the aforementioned violent crimes.  One suspect has been apprehended and two suspects remain at large.  These suspects should be considered armed and “extremely” dangerous.   

These violent crimes are being investigated by ATF and the HCPD.

ATF along with our law enforcement partners are committed to ensuring that our communities are safe, and that those who commit violent crimes such as these are held accountable.  Anyone with information about these crimes should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atf-tips.  Tips may also be submitted to ATF through the ReportIt ® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com.  Additionally, tips may be provided to HCPD tip line at 843-915-TIPS.

For more information about ATF go to www.atf.gov.

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Field Division: Charlotte Field Division