Crime

Former Loris football star killed in Longs shooting

Horry County police in a standoff with a shooting suspect Saturday night on Freemont Road in Longs.
Horry County police in a standoff with a shooting suspect Saturday night on Freemont Road in Longs. jlee@thesunnews.com

A former Loris football standout was fatally wounded in a shooting late Saturday afternoon along Freemont Road in Longs.

Nineteen-year-old Levi Herman Moody of Loris was pronounced dead at Seacoast Medical Center at 4:35 p.m. from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen, said Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick.

Officers of the Horry County Police Department responded to the reported shooting on the 600 block of Freemont Road at 3:50 p.m.

Dispatchers received a call that a man was walking on the street while firing shots at random and that another man had been shot and was lying in the roadway, according to Lt. Raul Denis of the Horry County Police Department.

Officers arrived to find Moody lying in the road and received information that additional victims had been transported to the hospital, Denis said.

Two men were injured in the shooting, Horry County Police Capt. John Harrelson said at the scene Saturday night.

Both are expected to survive their injuries, Denis said.

Police arrested Devonta Edward Williams, 19, of Longs, charging him with murder, attempted murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

The suspect was taken into custody after a long standoff with the Horry County SWAT and special operations teams.

The Horry County Police Department is investigating.

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