MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach Police have arrested the two suspects who they say were seen breaking into cars and buildings at The Ripken Experience early on the morning of Thursday, April 10, then exchanged gunfire with a security officer, according to officials.
Jordan Alexander Shirey, 20, and 17-year-old Jared Shirey were arrested by the Myrtle Beach Police Department shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday in connection with this incident. The brothers from Myrtle Beach were both wanted on one count each of first-degree burglary and second-degree burglary. Jared Shirey was also wanted for attempted murder.
Captain David Knipes confirmed that the two suspects stole some golf carts at The Ripken Experience, located at 3051 Ripken Way Blvd, and a security officer in the area noticed and approached them. The officer was shot at by a suspect, and they returned fire, said Captain David Knipes with MBPD.
A security vehicle was hit, but no officers or guards were hit in the shooting, Knipes stated. Police and security searched the area and found the golf carts, but were unable to locate the suspects, according to incident notes from police.
Myrtle Beach Police closed off some areas around the facility while a K-9 searched, but they were unable to locate the suspects until today.