Loris man arrested in Christmas Day murder

Loris man arrested in Christmas Day murder

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A Loris man was arrested and charged with murder after officers responded to a shooting incident on Kennedy Street in Loris on Christmas Day, according to an Horry County police report.

Upon arrival, officers observed an unknown black male laying in the roadway of Kennedy Street. He was later identified and EMS stated that he was deceased.

According to Loris police, the suspect, 50-year-old Roger Dale Grate, of Loris, was detained and the alleged handgun was removed.

Horry County police said they investigated the area and attempted to field interview residents in reference to the incident, but were unsuccessful.

The report states that family members of the victim were also on the scene providing assistance to the victim.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick previously identified the victim as Darrell D. Doctor, 40, of Loris, who died from a gunshot wound to the head.

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