Loris man charged with murder in shooting death of 20-year-old near Watson Park

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LORIS, S.C. (WBTW) — A Loris man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 20-year-old near Watson Park.

Police have charged Stephon “Snoop” Johnson, 26, with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime stemming from a May 19 shooting in the area of Watson Park near Cannon Road and Cox Road.

The victim was 20-year-old Shaquan Cox. He was from Loris. Cox was taken to McLeod Loris hospital where he died of his injuries at 10:40 p.m.

Johnson is in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Officials on scene told News13 they don’t know if the shooting is connected to a triple shooting.

No other information is available.


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