Police responded to a robbery in progress at a retail store and encountered Hollins and his alleged partner James Branch, 43. They apprehended and handcuffed Branch as Hollins got into the truck. While backing up to flee, Hollins reportedly hit or ran over Branch twice (reported in critical condition 10/19). Police fired multiple times, hitting Hollins in the upper body. He drove a mile before he crashed the truck into the wall of a bar and died.
Victim's Name: Eddie Hollins
Agency Responsible: Richland County Sheriff's Office
Date of Death: October 18, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: No