Bluffton man arrested, charged with murder

Thomas Bush

UPDATE: Bluffton Police arrested 35-year-old Ricky Blake for his part in Friday evening’s shooting.

Ricky Blake
Ricky Blake


BLUFFTON, S.C. (WSAV) – The Bluffton Police Department is investigating the circumstances that led up to a murder Friday evening.

BPD says they arrived to a report of a shooting at Goethe and Shults Rds at about 11:30 p.m. and found two gunshot victims; one was pronounced dead at the scene, the other was airlifted to the hospital, no word on that victim’s current condition.

Witnesses told officers the shooter was 29-year-old Thomas Bush, who was located and arrested soon after.

Bush has been charged with murder and attempted murder.

This investigation is on-going and the department encourages anyone with information to please call Detective David Murphy at 843-706-4513 or the department’s Tip Hotline at 843-706-4560.

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