Judge denies bond for suspect in Labor Day shootout along Ocean Boulevard

Kyree Brown appears via video for his bond hearing after he was accused of taking part in a...
Kyree Brown appears via video for his bond hearing after he was accused of taking part in a shootout along Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach.(Source: WMBF News)
Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 8:15 AM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – A judge denied bond for a man accused of having a shootout on Ocean Boulevard early Labor Day morning.

Kyree Brown, 29, is charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and discharging a weapon into a dwelling.

Kyree Brown
Kyree Brown(Source: Myrtle Beach Jail)

Authorities were called around 12:30 a.m. Monday to the 1200 block of North Ocean Boulevard for a shots fired call.

During the hearing, Judge Clifford Welsh looked over paperwork for the case and called the shooting “incredible recklessness.” He said that during the shootout, bullets went into businesses that had people inside.

“I can’t have people spraying bullets down Ocean Boulevard,” Welsh said.

A detective with the Myrtle Beach Police Department also revealed that a stray bullet could have hit a 4-year-old child but the parents were able to get the child out of the way just in time.

Brown spoke during the hearing and claimed that he started shooting in self-defense because the other shooter was coming toward him and two other people he was with at the time.

WMBF News has reached out to Myrtle Beach police to see if anyone else has been charged in the case. They said that it is still an active and open investigation.

We will bring you any developments on this case as they come into our newsroom.

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