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Greenwood man robbed at gunpoint and kidnapped

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GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

It was a surprising welcome home.

Greenwood County deputies said two robbers stopped a man walking to his apartment after work, held him at gunpoint and kidnapped him.

Investigators said the robbers led the victim all over Greenwood, and then they said another car and more people got involved in the crime.

Shadarron Evans and Antonio Nicholson are in jail on kidnapping and armed robbery charges. Investigators are still looking for two others.

Deputies said the victim was headed into his apartment after work at 4 a.m. Friday morning. He told them he saw a red beam and heard "you know what this is." The victim told the Greenwood Sheriff's Office that two armed men approached him, made him walk to his car and told him to empty his pockets.

They told him to drive, shortly before telling him to stop. He said when he couldn't fit in the truck as they wanted, he was told to get in the backseat and "lay low."

The new driver stopped again and a third man got into the car with them.

As they drove down Highway 25 South, another car, a gray Camry followed them, deputies said. Both cars pulled into a Shell station because the victim's car needed gas.

The victim said that was where he tried to open the door to get out, a gun was held to his head. After a short struggle, he told investigators that a bullet was fired.

The victim escaped into the Hot Spot convenience store and called 911.

The two suspects in his car crashed into the Camry before speeding off.

Deputies said they found the Camry and two men in the Hot Spot parking lot. They arrested Evans and Nicholson, who waited outside the store. Officials said the pair are from Augusta, GA.

The victim's vehicle was recovered shortly afterwards, abandoned on Sherwood Drive.

The Violent Crimes Task Force are working with county and city investigators on the case.

Investigators said they don't know who the other two men are, but that they got away and have two guns.

The victim said he didn't know the men, and so far, robbery is the only motive that investigators have found.

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