Cops: Suspect with Shotgun Robs Church Choir

Ray Rivera, Live 5 News, January 19, 2012

Investigators say a man armed with a shotgun robbed a choir group at a church in Goose Creek Wednesday night.


One of the victims told police that a man entered the church through an unlocked door and aimed a shotgun towards the choir area. The victims told police that the suspect then told the choir to get on the floor and to “Keep your heads down, I’ll blow your head off.”

According to investigators, the suspect continued to demand everyone’s wallets and purses and told everyone to keep their heads down.

Investigators describe the suspect as a black male between 5’10” to 5’11, 230 lbs, wearing a black knit cap, blue jeans, light colored jacket, gray jogging style shoes and armed with a shotgun.

One of the victims told investigators that the suspect’s speech was “Gullah-like” and knew that it was not a Jamaican or Georgian accent.


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  • Anonymous

    No idea what “Gullah-like” means. Regardless I love the comments posted to the original article. Apparently in SC folks can carry weapons (with a ccw permit) into church. Can’t do that in Georgia, we need to catch up to South Carolina.

    • Anonymous

      Good link, I should point out though that the Gee Chee referred to as being the Georgia style of gullah is spoken by mostly much older Whites rather than blacks but I’m sure there are blacks that speak it also, and the delivery or cadence is quite different than gullah.

  • ye ol’ swampyankee

    According to the demographics, Goose Creek is listed as being 78% white. This makes it a very white community by southern standards, especially for the low country. Reading through the story, I strongly suspect this was a white church.

    But it’s the close proximity to black populations which is the threat down there. The community or subdivision might be 80 percent or more white, but with plenty of lower class blacks and others not so far away. This of course puts them withing striking distance.

    As for the Gullah- like:  Sounds like it could be a northern transplanted ghetto black to me.  Most likely from NYC, or north Jersey area.  These coloreds are notorious for slurring their words when speaking. To the unfamiliar white ear, the sound seems like  guttural gibberish. 

    Actually, it is.

    • Anonymous

      There actually is a high percentage of gullah speaking blacks in that area of S.C., but if my memory serves me correct I believe they are/were concentrated closer to the coastal areas. More than likely he was passing thru and seen a opening.
      Folks need to learn that even in a predominantly White community that ALL doors, even church doors should be locked regardless of how safe things usually are.

  • Anonymous

    As a basic character instinct, you will find, deep down, that blacks respect almost nothing.
     Self gratification – at any possible price to the victim – is the keynote theme to the basic black character, although this more often than not masked under a multiple layers, that can be doffed at remarkable speed when the circumstances are right.
     The only thing blacks respect is a bigger stick than what they carry.

  • Anonymous

    hispanics bragging about BEATING A  WHITE KID  leads to arrest is THRILL KILLING SATURDAY OF 23 yr old kevin kless

  • Yes Sir/Ma’am,

    Some people just don’t understand anything but violence and only “speaking” to them in their own language is sometimes, the only answer.  Sad it is.

    pre-meditated – It’s not JUST about Hate.  It’s in part, the fact they know White People will not fight back and no White People who just happen to be within reach, will not interfere.  I wish this would stop.

    weakness and death wish – It’s everywhere.  Sometimes I like it ’cause for me, it means that once she’s down, “We” can Rebuild her the Way she was Meant to be.

  • This happened in South Carolina.  These are the same White People who chose a Third World Alien to lead them (gov haley).  Given that sort of mentality, I seriously doubt they’ll be waking up any time soon.

  • Anonymous

    I suppose the young man was only trying to help out. I can understand his impatience at the time it must take for congregants donations to get from plate to hand-out. I’m sure he must have had a tough childhood – possibly with no alpha male role models except street gang-members. You know, last week I was a little short of dough and, I must admit, popping down to my local church with a shotgun was not the first solution that came to mind. I guess if we were all the same this world would be a dull place!