Men wanted in deadly SC carjacking, armed robbery at Columbus Co. store

Police are searching for this car in connection to armed robberies and fatally carjacking. (Photo: Horry County Police)

LONGS, SC (WBTW/WWAY) — Horry County police are searching for three men who killed a man in a Longs Food Lion parking lot, stole a car and committed several robberies, including one in Columbus County, Wednesday night.

Captain John Harrelson with the Horry County Police Department says officers were called to the Food Lion, located at 110 E. Hwy 9 in Longs, for a carjacking and deadly shooting. When they arrived, officers were told that a man with a gun confronted a store employee in the parking lot and demanded the employee unlock the grocery store.

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At the same time, two other armed men confronted a person sitting in a car in the Food Lion parking lot. When the driver attempted to get away from the gunmen, the suspects fired shots into the vehicle, killing the driver.

The armed men then stole a grey in color Nissan Altima with license SC PFP 140 and fled the scene, says Capt. Harrelson. A short time later two other armed robberies occurred in the Loris area – one at the Carolina Inn in Loris, and the other of an individual broken down on Fox Bay Rd.

Chadbourn Police says it’s also believed that the same suspects walked into the Quick Mart in Chadbourn and stole the cash register. Police say no one was hurt, but they say the men are armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

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