Richland County Sheriff’s Department looks for murder suspect, after incident with disgruntled ex-boyfriend  

Curtis Hicks – RCSD photo

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

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that on Saturday, at just after 10 a.m. 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 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. He then fled, according to the RCSD, in a rented black 2017 Toyota Camry with SC tag NFC-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.