Sheriff’s office IDs suspect in Burton gas station shootout

Crime & Safety

Robert Steed Jr.

BURTON, S.C. (WSAV) – The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect in a recent shootout at a Burton gas station.

Investigators have obtained warrants for 21-year-old Robert Steed Jr., of Burton, on possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and aggravated breach of peace.

Officials say around 9:25 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, deputies responded to a report of shots fired at the Shell Food Mart on Trask Parkway. BCSO found a few vehicles with bullet holes, but no injuries were reported.

Deputies learned that two male subjects had exchanged gunfire with assault rifles in the parking lot of the gas station.

One subject was located and found in possession of an assault rifle and illegal drugs. But the other subject, now identified as Steed Jr., fled the scene.

Anyone with information on Steed Jr.’s whereabouts is asked to call BCSO SSgt. Todd Duncan at 843-255-3418.

Information can also be submitted to Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111 if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward.  

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