Advertisement

Police release video of suspect sought in fatal robbery at N. Charleston business

Published: May. 26, 2022 at 11:25 AM EDT|Updated: May. 26, 2022 at 7:32 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Investigators with the North Charleston Police Department have released a video and pictures of a suspect who they say robbed a North Charleston business where an employee was killed.

It happened at Mattress Deals on 5900 Rivers Ave. at 9:52 a.m. Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal says Richard Rios Rivera, a 45-year-old male from Puerto Rico, died from a gunshot wound.

According to authorities, during the robbery, the employee was shot and succumbed to his injuries.

Police say this is a picture of the suspect in Thursday's robbery.
Police say this is a picture of the suspect in Thursday's robbery.(NCPD)

At the scene, police say they saw a shell casing and a telephone on the floor, and officers found the victim lying under a desk. Charleston County EMS arrived and pronounced the victim deceased.

Police say they are investigating the incident as a homicide and undetermined amount of money was taken from the store.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NCPD tip line at (843) 607-2076.

“If you wish to remain anonymous and/or receive a reward for a tip that leads to an ARREST call Crime Stoppers at (843)554-1111,” police said.

Police say this is a picture of the suspect in Thursday's robbery.
Police say this is a picture of the suspect in Thursday's robbery.(NCPD)

Copyright 2022 WCSC. All rights reserved.