Georgetown Police say stolen SUV recovered after attempted armed robbery; Suspects identified in carjacking

Georgetown Police say stolen SUV recovered after attempted armed robbery; Suspects identified in carjacking
(Watson, Casey)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Two suspects wanted in connection to a carjacking in Georgetown County are being sought by police after being spotted in Richland County.

Georgetown Police say a black male driving a black Nissan Maxima went into a Boost Mobile in Columbia and attempted to rob the clerk at gunpoint.

The suspect, identified as Demetrius Lamar Jackson, was dressed as a woman and wearing a wig, according to authorities. Officials say the clerk pulled out a handgun and a gunfight ensued between the store clerk and Jackson.

Jackson then left the store and drove to a nearby Sunoco gas station where he was picked up by a female identified as Nautica Morgan.

Morgan was driving a stolen white Chevrolet Tahoe and took Jackson to Richland Memorial Hospital in Richland County where he was treated for gunshot wounds to the stomach and is said to be in stable condition.

GPD posted to Facebook Friday saying a black female opened the passenger door of a 2014 white Tahoe at 4:22 p.m. in the Walgreens parking lot on Friday and demanded the person inside to get out.

The victim got out and ran towards the store to get help, GPD said in a Facebook post. The suspect got into the driver’s seat and drove away, heading north towards Walmart.

GPD said that witnesses in the parking lot believed that a black Nissan with an unknown SC tag, driven by a black male dropped the female suspect off. It was last seen following the Tahoe.

Authorities say both vehicles have been recovered by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office and have been identified as the vehicles involved in the Friday carjacking.

GPD said that arrest warrants will be obtained on both suspects for carjacking.

The investigation is still ongoing and if anyone has any information about this incident, they are asked to contact the Georgetown Police Department at 843-545-4300. They can also call the tip line at 843-545-4400.

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