Attorneys seek to compel HCPD reports in mall shooting case

The scene of this reported shooting at the Myrtle Beach Mall on Jan. 8, 2015. (Credit: Bill Mannix)

It's been nearly three years since a woman was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Myrtle Beach Mall. Still, her family searches for answers.

The family of Francis Mae Davis filed a lawsuit against the mall and the security guard service in 2016.

On Oct. 26, attorneys for the security guard service filed a motion to compel, saying the Horry County Police Department didn't provide enough evidence and withheld information that's relevant in the civil case.

“The Defendant requests this Court grants its Motion to Compel. The unredacted, full investigative report is necessary to the defense of this case. Defendant believes the entire investigative file can be produced pursuant to the Confidentiality Order to protect any current investigative efforts.”

The county says it withheld information because it would interfere with the investigation -- though police have determined the case cold and administratively closed it, as no arrests have been made and no recent leads investigated.

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