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Police: Conway robbery suspect shot, killed by store clerk(SC)
scnow.com ^ | 6 March, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 03/07/2012 11:21:52 AM PST by marktwain

CONWAY, SC --

CONWAY, SC - A would-be armed robber was shot and killed by a shopkeeper in the parking lot of a Conway convenience store at 10 p.m. Monday night.

According to a news release, Horry County police officers responded to the Food Shop at 1300 US 501 Business around 10 p.m. and found one adult male, face down with a gun beside him, dead from apparent gunshot wounds in the parking lot of the business.

The victim had on latex gloves and a cloth mask over his face, according to an incident report released by the Horry County Police Department.

The shopkeeper told officers he was walking to his car after closing when he was approached by a suspect.

The businessman said he had been suspicious of a white sedan that started moving when he walked out of the store and had pulled a gun from a jacket pocket to be prepared.

The suspect who approached the shopkeeper pulled a pistol and demanded money from the clerk.

The shopkeeper responded by emptying the gun in his hand at the suspect -- five shots according to the report -- then pulled a second gun and continued shooting at the suspect who, by this time was on the ground, according to the report.

When the suspect stopped moving the shopkeeper stopped shooting, according to the report.

As the shopkeeper went back into the store the white sedan drove off.

Officers were sent to 1071 Brown Drive in Conway where they secured a white Honda Accura which had, in plain view, latex gloves similar to those worn by the victim on the center console.

During the course of the investigation, detectives identified an additional suspect as the driver and lookout during the incident.

Police arrested Tamela Riggins, 29 of Conway.

Riggins is charged with attempted murder and attempted armed robbery.

She is currently at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Food Shop employee Jamie Todd left the store at around 9:00 Monday night.

Todd was asleep with his wife in a camper behind the convenience store about thirty feet away from where the shooting happened.

“Yeah I was scared. I was scared to death, and most of the time I work with him at night and lucky I didn't walk around the corner," Todd said.

Todd’s made sure his wife, Debby, stayed in the camper.

Debby said the shots didn’t scare her because she thought they were firecrackers.

The suspect is identified as Coaty Santel Deas, said Horry County Coroner Tony Hendrick.

Hendrick said an autopsy will be performed later Tuesday to determine the exact cause of death, though preliminary results indicate Deas died from gunshot wounds sustained in Monday night's incident.

The clerk will not be charged in connection with the incident.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; robber; sc
Keep shooting as long as the attacker is perceived as a threat.
1 posted on 03/07/2012 11:22:00 AM PST by marktwain
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To: All

I love a happy ending.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 11:24:02 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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To: marktwain
The suspect is identified as Coaty Santel Deas
"Are you chittin' me ..."

3 posted on 03/07/2012 11:31:24 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: marktwain

“Hendrick said an autopsy will be performed later Tuesday to determine the exact cause of death, though preliminary results indicate Deas died from gunshot wounds sustained in Monday night’s incident. “

Nah,,,, he just had a bad case of stupid that finally got to him..


4 posted on 03/07/2012 11:31:52 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: marktwain
The clerk will not be charged in connection with the incident.

As it should be. Too many of these "incidents" end up with the clerk being murdered even after they cooperated and gave the lowlife scumbag all of the money in their drawer.

5 posted on 03/07/2012 11:34:02 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: Bigh4u2

Lead poisoning .....


6 posted on 03/07/2012 11:38:10 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: pepperhead

It is not entirely clear who is being reffered to as “the victim.”


7 posted on 03/07/2012 11:38:20 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: pepperhead

referred


8 posted on 03/07/2012 11:38:49 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: marktwain
When the suspect stopped moving the shopkeeper stopped shooting, according to the report.

Such a beautiful sentence.

9 posted on 03/07/2012 11:40:27 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: marktwain
The shopkeeper responded by emptying the gun in his hand at the suspect -- five shots according to the report -- then pulled a second gun and continued shooting at the suspect who, by this time was on the ground

Hendrick said an autopsy will be performed later Tuesday to determine the exact cause of death

I have a theory on the cause of death

10 posted on 03/07/2012 11:45:59 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Bigh4u2
“Hendrick said an autopsy will be performed later Tuesday to determine the exact cause of death, though preliminary results indicate Deas died from gunshot wounds sustained in Monday night’s incident. “

Nah,,,, he just had a bad case of stupid that finally got to him..

I suspect it was acute lead poisoning.

11 posted on 03/07/2012 11:48:32 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: marktwain

Gotta save ammo for the driver or look out. Maybe he should carry 3 guns. LOL


12 posted on 03/07/2012 11:49:36 AM PST by Ecliptic
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To: marktwain

A little research shows that the dead bad guy was involved in another shooting a few years ago that resulted in someone’s death. Glad to see this scumbucket gone.


13 posted on 03/07/2012 12:18:43 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Liberal Democrats love direct democracy until it's time to vote on something)
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To: marktwain
The victim had on latex gloves and a cloth mask over his face

Don't they mean the perp, and not the victim?

14 posted on 03/07/2012 12:21:23 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: marktwain
The shopkeeper responded by emptying the gun in his hand at the suspect -- five shots according to the report -- then pulled a second gun and continued shooting at the suspect who, by this time was on the ground, according to the report.

Now that's a speed reload!

15 posted on 03/07/2012 12:23:53 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Ecliptic

He may have had 3 guns...Just because he didn’t use 3 doesn’t mean he didn’t have another one.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 12:39:40 PM PST by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: marktwain

Self-Defense Tip: The Three Rules of a 911 Call
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2855768/posts


17 posted on 03/07/2012 12:47:01 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: marktwain

Didn’t the idiot realize that latex gloves and a mask don’t stop bullets??
I’ll bet he realizes it now.. Whoops, guess not ‘cause that sucka is worm food now. Bwahahahaha...

Good shooting citizen, I’ll pitch in for a new box of shells...

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18 posted on 03/07/2012 12:58:55 PM PST by flatfish
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To: Drill Thrawl; tgusa

Yeah... that too...

:0)


19 posted on 03/07/2012 1:01:08 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: marktwain

Leaving the store at midnight was always the spooky time for me, I kept my hand on the S&W all the way across the parking lot.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 1:14:10 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Mark17

The perp was the victim of his own stupidity. There were no other victims, much to the chagrin of the perp/victim.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 2:35:37 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: marktwain
Awesome ending...Particularly the part where the store keeper empties one gun then pulls another and, apparently, keeps shooting the criminal until the twitches stop...

Gotta love it...

Of course here behind enemy lines (MD), the store owner would be in jail...And the zombies would be attacking his home shortly after the sun goes down...

22 posted on 03/07/2012 7:38:14 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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