Charlotte police seek Lowcountry's help finding murder suspect

Sidney Oneal Mays (Source: Charlotte Police)
Sidney Oneal Mays (Source: Charlotte Police)

CHARLOTTE, SC (WCSC) - Authorities in Charlotte think a murder suspect could be hiding out in Hampton County and are asking for the Lowcountry's help locating the man.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Saturday, April 30. The victim was found laying in the street with a gunshot wound to the chest and later died at the hospital.

During the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of 30-year-old Sidney Oneal Mays. Police plan to charge Mays with murder. Police say Mays is a long-time resident of Varnville, South Carolina and is well known throughout Hampton County.

Mays is described as a black male, 5'7" and weighing about 120 pounds.

Please contact the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) at 704-336-VCAT with any information regarding the location of Mays.

A large reward is available to any individual providing information leading directly to the arrest of Mays.

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