On November 3, 2023, at approximately 5:51 p.m. sheriff’s deputies received a call of a reckless driver on Marshland Road in proximity to Allen Road on Hilton Head Island. A short time later, the communications center received another call of “shots fired” coming from the same area. A caller reported that a possible gunshot victim was lying on the road.
When deputies arrived, they found a 30-year-old Allen Road resident deceased on the roadside. The man was accompanied by a dog who was injured, presumably from gunfire.
Deputies and investigators collected evidence from the scene and canvassed the area searching for potential witnesses to the crime.
The canine was taken by Beaufort County Animal Services to Port Royal Veterinary Clinic for evaluation and treatment.
A suspect has not been identified at this time. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact Sergeant Cushman at 843-255-3722 or if wishing to remain anonymous and for a possible reward, Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.