Wanted suspect apparently shoots self after police respond to motel

Wanted suspect apparently shoots self after police respond to motel

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A suspect was found with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Myrtle Beach motel after police responded in an attempt to locate them, according to a Myrtle Beach Police official.

At about 9 a.m. Wednesday, officers ran the license plate of a vehicle parked outside the the Sand Dollar Motel on 6th Avenue North, according to a news release from Lt. Joey Crosby with MBPD. The plate came back as stolen, and the vehicle was connected to a wanted, armed and dangerous subject.

Police learned the wanted subject had registered a room at the hotel, Lt. Crosby stated. Officers continued to investigate, and went up to the room to make contact with the suspect.

Officer knocked on the door of the room registered to the suspect, and got no response, Lt. Crosby states. A few second later, officers then heard one gunshot from inside the room. Officers went inside and found the suspect lying on the floor, suffering from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers secured the scene and waited for the Coroner's Office to respond.

The suspect is wanted for robbery, use of a weapon during commission of a felony, breaking and entering a dwelling, larceny, grand larceny motor vehicle.

The name of the suspect is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin, Lt. Crosby added.

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