Police arrest suspect in attempted robbery, shooting - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Police arrest suspect in attempted robbery, shooting

Akeem Hamilton. Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department. Akeem Hamilton. Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – On Monday, the Myrtle Beach Police Department arrested a man identified as a suspect in an attempted robbery last Friday, and a burglary on January 5.

According to online police records, 27-year-old Akeem Maurice Hamilton was arrested Monday and has been charged with armed robbery and robbery while armed or allegedly armed. He has previously been identified as a suspect in two separate incidents.

Police responded to an apartment in the 400 block of 8th Avenue South on the early morning of Friday, January 31 to find a man shot in the leg, apparently during an attempted robbery.

Police arrived to find the a 51-year-old man bleeding from his leg from an apparent gunshot wound; he told police that two men came running up behind him with guns as he was entering his apartment.

Once inside the apartment, the men demanded the victim give them his money, the Myrtle Beach Police Department report states. The victim got into a struggle with one of the men, causing him to drop his gun.

The victim then fell to the ground, and the other suspect fired a shot that hit the victim's leg.

The suspects then fled the scene in a dark-colored SUV; the report states it may have been a green Yukon or Suburban.

After the scene was secure, a medic took the victim to a nearby hospital.

The suspects were described in the report as black males wearing all black with black face masks, slim builds, and short hair. One was about six feet tall, and the other was about 5-feet-6-inches tall.

Myrtle Beach Police identified Hamilton as a suspect; he is wanted for first-degree burglary, armed robbery and attempted murder in connection with this incident.

Police say he drives a dark, possible dark green, Ford Explorer with the SC tag IHB372. If located, police state that you should not approach him, and use caution, as he is a known gang member. Instead, contact Detective Michael Quinn at 918-1910.

Hamilton is also wanted in connection with another burglary that occurred on January 5. More information about that incident can be found here: 

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24371852/victim-says-two-armed-men-stole-tv-blu-ray-from-apartment

Copyright 2014 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

Special

More Crime on WMBFNews.com

Updated:

Click for more mugshots See "Horry County's Most Wanted" More>>

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Second suspect charged with murder in deadly shooting at Koyote Saloon

    Second suspect charged with murder in deadly shooting at Koyote Saloon

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:42 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:42:24 GMT
    Joey Lee Henry (Source: HCPD)Joey Lee Henry (Source: HCPD)

    A second suspect was arrested last week in connection to the deadly May 25 shooting at the Koyote Saloon, according to Cpt. John Harrelson with the Horry County Police Department. Joey Lee Henry, 30, of Green Sea, is charged with murder.

    More >>

    A second suspect was arrested last week in connection to the deadly May 25 shooting at the Koyote Saloon, according to Cpt. John Harrelson with the Horry County Police Department. Joey Lee Henry, 30, of Green Sea, is charged with murder.

    More >>
  • More American Airlines flights at MYR canceled due to technical issues

    More American Airlines flights at MYR canceled due to technical issues

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:07 AM EDT2018-06-18 10:07:03 GMT
    More American Airlines flights at Myrtle Beach International Airport are canceled Monday due to technical issues (Source: NBC News)More American Airlines flights at Myrtle Beach International Airport are canceled Monday due to technical issues (Source: NBC News)
    More American Airlines flights at Myrtle Beach International Airport are canceled Monday due to technical issues (Source: NBC News)More American Airlines flights at Myrtle Beach International Airport are canceled Monday due to technical issues (Source: NBC News)

    More American Airlines flights at Myrtle Beach International Airport are canceled Monday due to technical issues. As of about 5:45 a.m. Monday, information from flymyrtlebeach.com shows four flights set to arrive at MYR from Charlotte Douglas International Airport are canceled. Five flights bound for Charlotte from MYR are also canceled.

    More >>

    More American Airlines flights at Myrtle Beach International Airport are canceled Monday due to technical issues. As of about 5:45 a.m. Monday, information from flymyrtlebeach.com shows four flights set to arrive at MYR from Charlotte Douglas International Airport are canceled. Five flights bound for Charlotte from MYR are also canceled.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Hot today, even hotter tomorrow

    FIRST ALERT: Hot today, even hotter tomorrow

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:31 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:31:54 GMT
    Source: WMBF First Alert WeatherSource: WMBF First Alert Weather
    Source: WMBF First Alert WeatherSource: WMBF First Alert Weather

    Summer hasn't even technically started, yet the summer-like heat and humidity will continue to reach uncomfortable levels the next few days. We start off this morning with mugginess in the air. High temperatures reach near 87 along the Grand Strand but easily make it into the low 90s inland. The heat index will feel like 95 to 100 along the coast, but more like 102 to 105 inland.

    More >>

    Summer hasn't even technically started, yet the summer-like heat and humidity will continue to reach uncomfortable levels the next few days. We start off this morning with mugginess in the air. High temperatures reach near 87 along the Grand Strand but easily make it into the low 90s inland. The heat index will feel like 95 to 100 along the coast, but more like 102 to 105 inland.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly