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Police charged a 20-year-old woman with murder in connection with a shooting that left one person dead early Wednesday morning in Longs.

Christina Bottoms of Longs is also charged with possession of weapon during a violent crime, according to a news release from the Horry County Police Department.

Police arrested her after a shooting that happened around 1:35 a.m. at an apartment in the 200 block of Sun Colony Boulevard, which is located off of S.C. 9.

Christina Bottoms

Christina Bottoms

22-year-old Timothy William Bellamy, who lived in the apartment, died on scene, authorities said. Court records list Bottoms’ address as the same apartment.

"Evidence and witness statements suggest that Bottoms shot the victim following an argument between the two," the HCPD's release said.

An arrest warrant said Bottoms shot the victim in the head.

Police responded to reports of a shooting and found Bellamy dead with a gunshot wound in a bedroom.

No one else is wanted by police in connection with the case.


(2) comments


@Marlene52, Why? Because she's crying in the picture? Or because she's a 20 year old white female? She's not crying because she's upset she shot him. She's crying because she knows her life is over and she's sorry for herself. She's had 5 prior criminal offenses beginning in 2016. I know it doesn't fit everyone's agenda, but white women can be murderers too.


Maybe she was defending herself? She doesn't look like a down out right murderer to me.

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