Crime & Public Safety

Beaufort County officers looking for 2 men after someone shot in attempted robbery

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Deputies are looking for two men after a report of a man being shot during an attempted robbery in northern Beaufort County on Thursday.

A man told Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies that two black males wearing masks attempted to rob him at gunpoint outside a home on the corner of Robert Smalls Parkway and Broad River Boulevard just after 8 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office said. The man told deputies he tried to push the men from the yard before he was shot in the shin and later taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital, according an officer’s report.

The gunshot victim told officers the two men ran from the area toward Broad River Boulevard. Deputies and K-9 units searched the area Thursday night.

The men were still at large Friday morning, Sheriff’s Office Major Bob Bromage said. They were described in the police report as wearing dark or black clothes and hooded sweatshirts.

A deputy found a silver and black handgun on the ground and spent shell casings in the driveway, the report said.

Anyone with information can call Sgt. Todd Duncan at 843-255-3418 or to remain anonymous call CrimeStoppers at 843-554-1111.

Stephen Fastenau covers northern Beaufort County as a reporter for The Beaufort Gazette and The Island Packet, where he has worked since 2010 and been recognized with state and national awards. He studied journalism and political science at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and lives in Beaufort.

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