Crime

Conway police seek 17-year-old shooting suspect, considered armed and dangerous

Update 8/11 - Conway police announced the arrest of Eric Lamont Deery on charges of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during violent crime and possession of a weapon by certain persons.

Conway police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect in a shooting from last month.

Eric Lamont Deery Jr., 17, was identified as the suspect and is considered armed and dangerous. He is wanted in connection with attempted murder and other weapons charges.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Conway police at 843-248-1790 or call 911.

On Sept. 26, officers responded to Beaty Street and Racepath Avenue around 9 p.m. and saw the victim on the ground with several gunshot wounds to the lower-and middle-right side of his body, according to a police report and Conway Spokeswoman June Wood.

The victim did not cooperate with police, according to Wood.

According to jail records, Deery was released from J. Reuben Long Detention in April. He was booked in on a strong-armed robbery charge.

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Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.
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