Sumter native wanted in killing of Horry County man

2 men sought in case after man shot; ATF offers $5K reward

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS
adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 5/31/18

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of two homicide suspects, one of whom is a Sumter native, for the death of an Horry County man and the injury of another …

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Sumter native wanted in killing of Horry County man

2 men sought in case after man shot; ATF offers $5K reward

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of two homicide suspects, one of whom is a Sumter native, for the death of an Horry County man and the injury of another person.

According to a news release issued on May 24, Tyshawn Brown, 25, formerly of Sumter, and Heath Reaves Jr., 20, allegedly fired shots at two victims in the area of Spring and Church streets in Loris, Horry County, on April 24.

Horry County Police Department officers responded to calls of shots fired to find the deceased, Charles Durant Jr., inside a green Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck. The second victim, Winter Parker, was found inside the home of a person who provided shelter after the shooting incident, according to an incident report from the police department.

Parker was transported to a medical center for treatment. Her current status is unknown.

After the shooting, the suspects were seen leaving the scene in a grey 2005 Kia Sedona which has since been recovered, according to a post on Horry County Police Department's Facebook page.

Investigators think both Brown and Reaves were armed and shot at the victims, according to the ATF release.

The release also warns Brown and Reaves - who are both charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime - should be considered armed and dangerous.

Brown was charged with first-degree assault and battery in 2011 and first offense possession of marijuana in 2014 for which he was sentenced to 30 days in jail according to Sumter County Third Judicial Circuit Public Index.

Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of Brown or Reaves should contact Horry County Police Department at (843) 915-TIPS.

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