Police arrest 1, seek second suspect in connection to robbery near Coastal Carolina

Conway police have arrested one person and are searching for a second suspect in connection to a robbery and shots fired near Coastal Carolina University.

On Oct. 2, Conway police went to the Coastal Club Apartments for a reported shooting.

The victim said two people robbed him and a gun went off during a struggle with the suspects, according to Conway police.

Conway officers arrested a 15-year-old in connection to the incident on Wednesday. Authorities charged him with armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Tra’shaun Xavier Rush, 24, has also been named a suspect, and police are asking for the public’s help locating him. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Conway police at 843-248-1790.

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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.