Arrest made in Loris Christmas murder

LORIS, SC (WBTW) – Horry County Police are investigating a murder after a Loris man was shot Christmas night.

According to Horry County Police online reports, officers responded to Kennedy Street in Loris around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night. The report shows the crime is being investigated as an active murder case.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick identifies the victim as Darrell D. Doctor, 40, of Loris. Hendrick says Doctor died at the scene at approximately 11:25 p.m. from a gun shot wound to the head.

According to the police report, 50-year-old Roger Dale Grate was arrested early Monday morning in reference to the shooting and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Records from the J Reuben Long Detention Center show Grate is still in jail. No bail has been set.