MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – One person was taken to the hospital after an officer-involved shooting that occurred while Myrtle Beach police were investigating a motorist that nearly struck a security guard Sunday night, according to a news release.
At about 11:30 p.m., officers received a call reporting that a security officer was almost struck by a motorist, the MBPD release states. Capt. Joey Crosby says that first incident happened near Sea Mist, on 13th Ave. South.
Officers responded to the area to search for the driver and vehicle involved.
Officers located what they believed to be the vehicle and driver at the Mystic Sea Motel at 2105 S. Ocean Boulevard, officials stated, about eight blocks from where the original incident took place. While investigating, officers had to discharge their weapons. One person was taken to the hospital.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has been contacted, officials said, and will conduct the investigation into this incident, per MBPD protocol.