Police: Officer-involved shooting occurred as suspect barricaded in a Horry County home

Police: Officer-involved shooting occurred as suspect barricaded in a Horry County home
Myerlee Drive
Myerlee Drive (Source: Google Maps)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – An officer-involved shooting took place in Horry County as police responded to a barricaded person in a home outside of Myrtle Beach, officials said.

According to information from the Horry County Police Department, the incident happened at around 10:12 a.m. Friday at Myerlee Drive outside of the city limits.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said HCPD officers were responding to a welfare check when a suspect presented a firearm at officers.

Authorities added one person was shot over the course of the incident, but no officers were injured. HCPD said there is no remaining threat to the community.

Homes in the immediate area were evacuated out of an abundance of caution, police said. Patrol officers and special operations team members were also called to the scene.

SLED said the investigation is ongoing, and this was the 39th officer-involved shooting in South Carolina so far this year. In total, 45 officer-involved shootings were reported across the state last year, according to SLED.

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