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Man charged with 7 counts of attempted murder after shooting at police

Dashon Garner, 24, of Conway for a shooting and carjacking that happened Tuesday at approximately 1 a.m. (Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department). Dashon Garner, 24, of Conway for a shooting and carjacking that happened Tuesday at approximately 1 a.m. (Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department).
Myrtle Beach police charged Garner with four additional counts of attempted murder. (Source: MBPD) Myrtle Beach police charged Garner with four additional counts of attempted murder. (Source: MBPD)
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Dashon Garner, 24, of Conway was denied bond a second time for charges related to a shooting and carjacking that left one man in a hospital on December 30, 2014. He was charged with four additional counts of attempted murder, January 23, for shooting at Myrtle Beach police as he fled the scene of a crime in December.

Garner's hearing was at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2015, according to officials in J. Reuben Long's Magistrate Court. Garner's first bond hearing was Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

Garner has been charged with: 

- fugitive from justice

- simple possession of marijuana

- driving under suspension 

- improper parking

- 2 counts of failure to stop for a blue light 

- 7 counts of attempted murder (Horry County police charged Garner with three counts; Myrtle Beach police charged Garner with four counts)

- carjacking

- 3 counts of malicious injury to animals, personal property 

- receiving stolen goods 

- unlawful carrying of a pistol

- possessing a weapon during violent crime

- possession of cocaine

- possession of ice, crank, or crack cocaine

The Horry County Police Department arrested Garner for a shooting and carjacking that happened Tuesday, December 30 at approximately 1 a.m. 

According to a press release from the Myrtle Beach Police Department, officers were sent to the Scotchman convenience store on 3rd Avenue South in reference to the crime. 

Officers believe a victim was pumping gas when Garner approached, shooting the victim and stealing the car.

According to Lt. Crosby with the Myrtle Beach Police Department, the suspect took the victim's purple Mercedes with Maryland tags. A description of the victim's vehicle was immediately given out to surrounding agencies.

An officer with Horry County Police noticed a car matching the description and attempted to pull the vehicle over. According to Horry County Police, Garner attempted to flee; first by ramming the stolen car into the patrol car, and then by foot. While fleeing, police say Garner pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots at the officers on scene. An officer returned fire, bur Garner got away. Police established a perimeter and searched the area, but were unable to find him.

Garner was later arrested and taken to the Myrtle Beach Police Department by Horry County Police at approximately 5:03 a.m. He was charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm during commission of a violent crime and carjacking with great bodily injury. Garner was also charged with possession of cocaine, according to the police report. 

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he is suffering from severe injuries. During Garner's bond hearing the victim's mother, aunt, sister and girlfriend gave testimonies.

Someone from Garner's family was also present. She apologized to the victim's family saying, “we weren't raised like this.”

Just this week, SLED released new video taken from dash cameras and body cameras for both Horry County Police Officers and Myrtle Beach officers who responded to the scene.  There are hours of footage that show exactly what happened in the moments leading up to the point when police said Garner opened fire.  Video from HCPD also showed the moment officers said Garner tried to run them over.

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