Horry County police are searching for two men suspected of forcing their way into an Aynor area home, shooting the homeowner -- a Conway police officer -- and then fleeing, according to authorities.
Horry County police were called about 11:40 a.m. Monday to a home on Good Luck Road where the homeowner, a 41-year-old man, was shot once in the arm, said Sgt. Robert Kegler. The victim’s injuries were not serious.
The victim told officers he heard a loud crash noise in his living room and thought his son had dropped something, so he went to see what was going on, according to the report. The victim said he found a man standing in the living room and the victim shouted for the suspect to leave.
The victim said the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired one shot at him that struck him in the arm, according to the report. The victim ran into his bedroom for cover and then looked back in the living room and the suspect had left.
The victim retrieved his gun and searched his home, according to the report. The victim’s children also were in the home and the victim went to check on them. The victim learned that another man had walked into his daughter’s room, turned on her light and then ran out when the gunshot was fired in the living room.
Police found that the suspects forced their way into the home through the rear door, according to the report. The victim was treated at a local hospital.
Officers are searching for information about the suspects and the incident. Anyone with information can call Horry County police and leave anonymous information at 915-TIPS.
Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.