MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — An employee of Mount Pleasant's Tavern & Table restaurant has been hospitalized after being shot in what police say was an armed robbery late Wednesday night.
Mount Pleasant Police say someone came inside the restaurant, located along Shem Creek on Church Street, around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday demanding money.
The employee was shot during the process of the robbery, and the suspect left with an unknown amount of money, according to police.
Police say they found the victim lying on the ground inside the restaurant following the incident.
Tavern & Table owner Dianne Crowley issued a statement on the restaurant's Facebook page Thursday, identifying the victim as restaurant manager Chris Dixon.
Crowley says Dixon "did everything he was supposed to do in the face of an emergency," yet the robber still shot him "for no reason."
According to Crowley, Dixon underwent surgery overnight, and is now stable and recovering.
So far, police say the only thing they know about the possible suspect is that it was a man wearing a dark hoodie and a red bandana over his face.
Police have since released a video and photos of the suspect. View the video above, or CLICK HERE.
Anyone with information that may help police in their investigation of this incident is asked to contact MPPD Detective Buono at 843-884-4176, or to contact Crime Stoppers either by calling 843-554-1111 or visiting www.5541111.com