$10,000 reward offered in fatal shooting, robbery at Horry County store

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest of the two men involved in a store robbery and fatal shooting of a clerk, Horry County police officials said Thursday.

The reward is offered for information about the shooting death of 40-year-old Bala Gopal Paruchuri, who was killed Jan. 2 during a robbery at the Sunhouse at 7406 S.C. 905 in the Longs community, police said.

Anyone with information can call Horry County police at 915-8477 or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms tip line at 1-888-283-8477.

Police found Paruchuri shot to death when they arrived at the store. Another man at the store told officers he had locked up the ice chest and went to the bathroom inside the store.