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Police release video, pics of suspect wanted for shooting Tavern & Table manager

Picture of the suspect (Source: MPPD) Picture of the suspect (Source: MPPD)
Picture of the suspect (Source: MPPD) Picture of the suspect (Source: MPPD)
Crime tape up in the area of the scene (Source: Live 5) Crime tape up in the area of the scene (Source: Live 5)
MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

Investigators have released pictures and video of a man suspected of shooting the manager of a restaurant in Mount Pleasant. 

Chris Dixon, manager of the Tavern and Table, was shot Wednesday night during an armed robbery, according to Mount Pleasant police inspector Chip Googe.

Dixon is now recovering from surgery, according to employees at the restaurant. 

Officers responded to the restaurant at 100 Church Street around 11:30 p.m. and found Dixon inside with a gunshot wound, according to Mount Pleasant police Inspector Chip Googe. He was transported to the hospital.

The suspect, who has not been located, entered the restaurant and demanded money. The suspect then fired a weapon during the robbery, striking Dixon before leaving the scene with money, Googe said. 

Witnesses described the robber as being 5'8" in height and wearing a dark hoodie and red bandana on his face, an incident report states.

Tavern and Table released the following statement about the shooting:

"Last night our restaurant , Tavern & Table on Shem Creek, was robbed at gunpoint. Our manager, Chris Dixon, was shot and had surgery overnight. Right now our first and only thoughts are for Chris and his adorable family. Chris has been part of our restaurants for a long time. We’ve watched him grow from an eager young man to a devoted and kind family man. Most of you will remember him as the general manager of the Wild Wing on the Market.

I’m always proud of our “family” and how we rally to care for our own. Last night Chris did everything he was supposed to do in the face of an emergency and this cretin chose to shoot him for no reason. Our staff showed bravery and quick thinking in the aftermath. They have all suffered a very traumatic experience and they are shook. Those of you who know us know that we will all rally around the Dixon family.

Our prayers and love surround them and we will all have their back. We are going to close for lunch today. At 2 today our staff is getting together and we are going to kick off that meeting with a prayer for his complete recovery. No matter where you are at 2pm, please take a minute to do the same.
He is out of surgery and stable. We’ll keep you posted on his recovery.#prayforchris" - Dianne Crowley and our Tavern & Table team.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Buono at 843-884-4176. Those who wish to remain anonymous should contact Crimestoppers at 843-554-1111.?

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