76-year-old SC woman killed in shootout in South Carolina


Lessons here:

  • Don’t carry a lot of cash on you as a matter of routine if you do not have to.
  • If your job or circumstances force you to carry a large amount of cash, then you should travel with a buddy or two on your way to make a bank deposit.
    • Major cash deposits should be done in daylight and while escorted by friends.
  • If you are in a fixed location on a fixed routine then it is relatively easy to plan an ambush against you. Plan accordingly!
  • If you are in a job in which you have to walk around with cash then you should approach each daily route as if you are anticipating getting hit that very night.
    • Don’t slack off because nothing’s happened on the last 99 routes….
  • If you work a job like a  pizza delivery route, then you should be carrying.
  • The most likely points of criminal assault are getting into your car and getting out of your car.
  • Setup your home exterior lighting to minimize hiding spots at night.
  • If something seems weird as you are pulling into your driveway, turn on the high beams to flood the area with light.

Elderly woman killed in shootout by armed robbers over gambling money: sheriff

Dorothy Hendrix, 76, was gunned down after returning home from her job managing an illegal gaming hall, authorities say. The senior citizen from Anderson S.C., wounded one of the three suspects.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013, 5:00 PM
Steven Benard Hagood, 33, of Anderson, S.C., was wounded in a shootout with 76-year-old Dorothy Hendrix, authorities say.

ANDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Steven Benard Hagood, 33, of Anderson, S.C., was wounded in a shootout with 76-year-old Dorothy Hendrix, authorities say.

A 76-year-old South Carolina woman who managed an illegal gambling hall died in a shootout with armed robbers, authorities said.

Three thieves ambushed Dorothy “Dot” Hendrix as she pulled up to her house, Anderson County Sheriff’s Lt. Sheila Cole told the Daily News.

“It looks like they were waiting for her,” Cole said.

Sheriff’s deputies in South Carolina searched an unmarked storefront following the fatal shooting of Dorothy Hendrix, 76, and found about 15 video gambling machines.

ANDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Sheriff’s deputies in South Carolina searched an unmarked storefront following the fatal shooting of Dorothy Hendrix, 76, and found about 15 video gambling machines.

Hendrix ran an off-the-books gaming center, and investigators suspect the attackers thought she’d be carrying a lot of cash from the business.

“This was not a random act,” Sheriff John Skipper said in a statement. “The robbery was planned and she was specifically targeted. The trio had knowledge that Hendrix carried large sums of money home with her at night.”

Neighbors reported the sound of a firefight about 1 a.m. on Nov. 23 in the rural cul-de-sac. Sheriff’s deputies arrived to find Hendrix shot to death near her carport and one of the suspects lying across the road — gutshot but still alive.

Hendrix managed an illegal gambling parlor before she was gunned down by robbers who thought she was carrying cash from the business, authorities say.

ANDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Hendrix managed an illegal gambling parlor before she was gunned down by robbers who thought she was carrying cash from the business, authorities say.

They discovered a handgun and Hendrix’s purse next to him, Cole said.

Deputies learned about the gambling hall during the homicide investigation and served a search warrant at the unmarked storefront, Cole said. Behind the barred windows, they found about 15 gambling machines, including video poker, Keno and Pot O Gold.

Investigators were eventually able to talk to the wounded suspect, 33-year-old Steven Benard Hagood, at the hospital, and they also spoke to witnesses who reported seeing two others running away from the scene.

Bradacious Terrell Galloway, 23, of Anderson, S.C., faces a murder charge in the death of 76-year-old Dorothy Hendrix.

ANDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Bradacious Terrell Galloway, 23, of Anderson, S.C., faces a murder charge in the death of 76-year-old Dorothy Hendrix.

That led to the arrests of two others in the case. Tereba Racquel Geer, 26, and Bradacious Terrell Galloway, 23, were charged with murder. Hagood was charged with murder and possession of a firearm.

Hendrix had apparently armed herself following an earlier robbery. Thugs stole about $1,000 from her during an October 2011 attack, Cole said.

Relatives and neighbors told Fox Carolina Hendrix learned to shoot following the robbery.

Tereba Racquel Geer, 26, of Anderson, S.C., faces a murder charge in the death of 76-year-old Dorothy Hendrix.

ANDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Tereba Racquel Geer, 26, of Anderson, S.C., faces a murder charge in the death of 76-year-old Dorothy Hendrix.

“Been robbed right outside of her home,” brother Ronnie Lollis told the station. “That’s what made her get her gun.”

No one was ever charged in the case, and sheriff’s investigators were still looking to see if there is any link to the homicide.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/s-woman-76-killed-shootout-gambling-cash-sheriff-article-1.1534233#ixzz2mIMn3GpC

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