A 19-year-old man was shot and killed on Marshland Road on Wednesday night, and investigators are looking for the suspect, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.
Cesar Reyna-Reyna of Hilton Head Island was found with a gunshot wound in the front yard of 180 Marshland Road. A relative heard gunshots and found the man on the ground at about 7 p.m., a Sheriff’s Office news release said.
He was pronounced dead at 7:47 p.m. at Hilton Head Hospital, Deputy Coroner David Ott said. Deputies are trying to identify a black man who was seen with Reyna-Reyna in the yard just before his death, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Residents say Marshland Road was shut down in both directions well into the night, blocking traffic for hours.
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Guy Malool, who lives in Crosswinds, said it took him an hour and a half to get home in what should have been a five-minute drive. He said the crime scene was right across the street from his development.
A guard at the Indigo Run Plantation gate told him deputies were searching for a suspect and that he should go inside and lock his doors. It took a police escort to get him home, Malool said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. B. Chapman at 843-255-3417 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC (274637).