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Victim charged weeks after shooting incident in Myrtle Beach

Jack Isaiah Rabon (Source: MBPD) Jack Isaiah Rabon (Source: MBPD)
Shai David. Source: MBPD Shai David. Source: MBPD
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Image of Shai David taken from a 2014 WMBF News interview. Image of Shai David taken from a 2014 WMBF News interview.
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Weeks after an altercation and shooting between two local business men in Myrtle Beach, the alleged shooting victim from the November 17 incident on Main Street has been charged with third-degree assault and battery for punching the man charged with shooting him. 

According to Myrtle Beach Police reports, 46-year-old Jack Rabon was charged December 11. The arrest warrants state that Rabon approached the alleged shooter, 42-year-old Shai David, while he was in the doorway of his vehicle, and punched him with his fists. David suffered "minor bodily injury" as a result, and Rabon is now charged with third-degree assault and battery.

David, the alleged shooter in the case, was arrested and charged in November for attempted murder after allegedly shooting at Rabon in a parking lot on Main Street. Rabon was transported to the hospital after the shooting. Rabon’s wife said Rabon was shot once in the shoulder and chest, and had a punctured lung. She also said Rabon had been previously threatened by David. 

Court records indicated Rabon had recently filed a lawsuit against David.

At about 4:45 p.m. November 17, David got into a physical altercation with the shooting victim, 46-year-old Jack Isiah Rabon, in the 800 block of Main Street, and when the altercation ended, Rabon tried to leave in his vehicle, according to David’s arrest warrant. David then got a handgun and started shooting at Rabon as he tried to drive off. Rabon wrecked his vehicle, exited out of the passenger side, and hid behind another vehicle.

David then walked over and searched for Rabon, the warrant states. Once he saw Rabon, David moved to get a clear firing line at him and fired another shot at him. 

David has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, based on the fact that David was not in imminent peril when he shot Rabon, the warrant states.

David's bond was set at $100,000 at a hearing, and he must surrender his passport as an additional condition of his release, due to his ties to Israel. He is also ordered not to have contact with the victim or his family. David’s attorney claimed he was wearing a body camera during the shooting incident Tuesday afternoon. 

David is the former owner of the Oasis Motel, located at 704 York Street in Myrtle Beach. WMBF News interviewed David in June 2014 after several Irish exchange students staying at the motel were arrested after several parties drew complaints for noise and public drunkenness.

On November 12, a lawsuit concerning real estate was filed by Rabon against David, according to online records from the Horry County Courts. 
The owner of Lovely Law Firm, Justin Lovely, said he's considering moving his business elsewhere due to the ongoing violence in the Five Points area.

"Nobody wants crime in your neighborhood, let alone where you conduct business," he said.

Lovely heard the gunshots Tuesday afternoon.

"Immediately, I got up. At first, I thought it was a car backfiring. Ran outside with my associate, a couple of my staff, heard four more shots fired and then I got everybody back in here," Lovely said. "We saw a guy with a green shirt running over here saying, 'Call the police, call the police.' We knew it was gunfire at that point.” 

Lovely said this is the first time he's heard a shooting during business hours. He said the shootings in Five Points usually happen overnight.

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