Police in South Carolina are praising an officer for her quick thinking when it came to taking a shooting and kidnapping suspect into custody.
The North Myrtle Beach Police Department said Officer Wallace was patrolling in the early morning hours last Sunday on Highway 17 when she saw a white Jeep go through a red light, WMBF reports.
“While the male passenger wasn’t looking at the driver, the female silently mouthed ‘help me’ repeatedly,” posted the department on its Facebook page.
Wallace noticed the driver’s message. She got the man out of the Jeep and put him in the back seat of her patrol car.
The passenger, identified as 29-year-old Collins Bates, was then arrested. A Horry County police report stated that Bates shot someone in the stomach outside of The Waterway House, a Myrtle Beach-area restaurant. He then allegedly forced the Jeep’s driver to drive him away from the scene.
“Due to Officer Wallace proactively patrolling the streets of North Myrtle Beach, even to the last 30 minutes of her shift, a suspect in a shooting was arrested,” the police department posted.
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