Standoff suspect apprehended, shooting victim killed

UPDATE: Police confirm the shooting victim, identified as 57-year-old Brian Heckman, died.

The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Kurt Myers, shot the Heckman near Abercorn and 40th street around 1:30pm before running into a nearby residence.

Heckman was transported to Memorial where he later died.

Investigators say the SWAT team was able to evacuate one resident, before shooting gas into the building.  Myers surrendered soon after.

Anyone with any information on this case should contact the SCMPD tip line. The tip line is open directly to investigators by dialing (912) 525-3124.

Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.





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