Sunday, 22 March 2020 13:38

Richmond County sheriff's investigators determine homicide happened inside vehicle

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Investigators determined that a man shot a woman inside a gray SUV on Saturday on Maner Road, before pulling in and stopping at a gas station in Rockingham. Investigators determined that a man shot a woman inside a gray SUV on Saturday on Maner Road, before pulling in and stopping at a gas station in Rockingham. William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has released more details in a Saturday afternoon homicide investigation.

The sheriff’s office received a call Saturday regarding possible shots fired inside a gray SUV on Maner Road, according to a press release issued Sunday. But when deputies responded, they couldn’t find a vehicle matching the description.

While they were searching the area, the Rockingham Police Department was dispatched to the Shell Station on U.S. 74 Business in reference to a person being shot, the release states. 

When they arrived, they found a woman, identified as 31-year-old Jamie Leigh Burns of Rockingham, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound inside a gray GMC Envoy.

According to the release, EMS arrived on the scene and told officers she was deceased.

Since the vehicle matched the description of the vehicle deputies were looking for, they also responded to the scene, the release states.

Investigators say they were initially unable to tell where the incident took place and contacted the Marlboro County (South Carolina) Sheriff’s Office to check the residence of 47-year-old Gary Wilson Quick, of Bennettsville.

Investigators later determined that the shooting happened inside the vehicle on Maner Road, according to the sheriff's office.

Quick was arrested and charged with an open count of murder and is being held without bond in the Richmond County Jail. His first court appearance is scheduled for April 2.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.