Conway man arrested in Ohio, charged with murder in shooting

troot@thesunnews.comDecember 4, 2013 

A Conway man, who was linked to a 2005 double homicide in Horry County, has been charged by Conway police in connection with the shooting of a man killed while driving a pickup truck in the city last year, according to authorities.

Khalil Saleem Moore, 36, of Conway was taken into custody Nov. 12 without incident in Columbus, Ohio and charged with murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

Moore is charged in the Dec. 27, 2012, shooting death of Dwayne Gaghum, who died after being shot in the head while he was driving a Dodge pickup truck that crashed into a home on Ninth Avenue.

Lt. Selena Small said that Conway police and the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office received information that identified Moore in Gaghum’s death. Moore is being held in Franklin County, Ohio pending extradition to Horry County.

At 3:30 p.m. the day of the shooting, Conway police were called to Hemingway Street for a report of shots being fired, Small said. While officers were on the way for the gunshot call they learned a vehicle had crashed into a home on Taylor Square, which is adjacent to Hemingway Street.

That afternoon, police said the incident was a traffic investigation and did not hint of suspecting foul play. The next day, police said it was a homicide. Gaghum died at the scene of the crash.

The following day, Capt. Tammy Carter said via email it appears Gaghum was the intended target of the gunshots, and wasn’t simply driving through the area as the shots were fired.

A mother and two children were living in the home, which was condemned because of structural damage received during the crash, Carter said.

Authorities questioned Moore after the April 12, 2005, deaths of Diane and Charles Parker Sr., both found shot to death in their home off S.C. 90 near S.C. 22.

Moore had worked for the couple in their family glass business, Mirrortec. Moore had been riding in a vehicle that was stopped in Myrtle Beach with Bruce Antwain Hill, who was convicted in September 2011 of murder in the Parker’s deaths.

Hill was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole and 30 years on a first-degree burglary charge, with those sentences running concurrently.

Horry County police charged Hill in 2009 after his DNA sample, which was taken when he was committed to the Tennessee Department of Corrections to serve a seven-year prison sentence, was uploaded into a national database and linked to the Parkers’ deaths, according to authorities.

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