Conway man returned to Horry County to face murder charge

troot@thesunnews.comFebruary 26, 2014 

Khalil Saleem Moore

A Conway man is back in Horry County after his arrest in Ohio late last year, and he will face charges in the slaying of a man a year earlier, according to jail records.

Khalil Saleem Moore, 36, of Conway was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 8:10 a.m. Saturday and charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to jail records.

Conway police said Moore was taken into custody Nov. 12 without incident in Columbus, Ohio, on the charges.

Moore also previously was linked to a 2005 double homicide in Horry County for which someone else was charged.

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

In December, Lt. Selena Small said Conway police and the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office received information that identified Moore in Gaghum’s death.

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, Dec. 27, 2012, 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 appeared 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 Horry County couple 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. Bruce Antwain Hill was convicted of murder in September 2011 for in the Parker’s deaths.

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