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Richland County Sheriff’s Department

LEON LOTT
Sheriff

RCSD Searching for Murder Suspect  update 01/30/2018: Suspect Captured in Florida

update: Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrest of Curtis Hicks (05/04/1979) charged with murder and attempted murder on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. 

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the United States Marshal Service arrested Hicks in Miami Florida. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Task Force and the Marshal’s Service were following up on significant leads and captured Hicks without incident.

On Saturday, January 27, 2018 at just after 10:00am, deputies responded to the 600 block of Old Manor Road for a shots fired call. Upon arrival deputies located two male victims with gunshot wounds to the upper body. They were transported to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital where one of the victims was pronounced dead; the other continues to recover from his injuries.

Richland County Sheriff’s Department investigators determined that the surviving victim’s mother was dating Hicks; she ended the relationship and had her son and his friend assist with removing her belongings from the residence. Hicks fired shots killing one, and wounding the other. Hicks will be extradited back to Richland County. This investigation continues and additional charges could be forthcoming.   


Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is asking for assistance in locating Curtis Hicks. 

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at just after 10:00am, deputies responded to the 600 block of Old Mason Road for a shots fired call. Upon arrival deputies located two male victims with gunshot wounds to the upper body. They were transported to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital where one of the victims was pronounced dead; the other continues to recover from his injuries.

Richland County Sheriff’s Department investigators determined that the surviving victims mother was dating Hicks, she ended the relationship and had her son and his friend assist with removing her belongings from the residence. Hicks fired shots killing one, and wounding the other; He fled the area in a rented black 2017 Toyota Camry with SC tag NFS-273. 

The Sheriff states that Hicks is armed and considered dangerous. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Hicks you’re urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC.

January 27, 2018

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Columbia, South Carolina 29223 
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sheriff@rcsd.net

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