One man arrested in Goose Creek after robbery, hostage situation

GOOSE CREEK - A man is in custody Monday night after a robbery and hostage situation ended when the suspect surrendered to Goose Creek police.

The Beer & Tobacco Food Mart at 139 Red Bank Road was robbed about 6 p.m. Monday. The alleged robber tied up the store's owner and shot the clerk, according to Capt. John Grainger of the department.

Police were alerted after a customer to the store found the door locked and alerted authorities.

Goose Creek police shut down Red Bank Road for about an hour as they attempted to resolve the situation. Shortly after 7 p.m., the suspect surrendered to authorities.

The clerk was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Grainger said.

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