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Man turns himself in for friend's shooting death

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Anthony James Phillips (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Anthony James Phillips (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

LORIS, SC (WMBF) - Horry County Police have made an arrest after a 19-year-old man was fatally shot in the Loris area over the weekend.

Horry County Police Dept. Spokesman Sgt. Robert Kegler 21-year-old Anthony Phillips turned himself in to authorities Wednesday, and faces charges for involuntary manslaughter in connection to the shooting death of his friend.

The victim, identified by Horry County Coroner Robert Edge as 19-year-old Travis Prince is a resident of Blue Bird Road where the shooting occurred in the evening hours on Friday, Nov. 16.

Coroner Edge says Prince received the fatal gun shot wound late Friday night and died very early Saturday morning.

Prince's family tells WMBF News that the shooting was an accident. They claim Travis was sitting in a car with his friend, Phillips, when the gun they were looking at discharged.

The family member asserts that Travis was a good kid and they're all pretty distraught right now.

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