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Police: Suspect wanted in connection to shooting near CCU in custody

Maurice Keshawn Long
Maurice Keshawn Long(Conway Police Department)
Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 10:18 AM EST
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CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) - Authorities said two suspects connected to a shooting near Coastal Carolina University are now both in custody.

According to the Conway Police Department, on December 30, police responded to a shooting in progress call at the 600 block of Hwy 544. It prompted CCU to send out an alert to students.

Police have identified two suspects in this incident. One suspect, Jahmeir Davon Grate was taken into custody on December 30.

Jahmeir Davon Grate
Jahmeir Davon Grate(Conway Police Department)

The second suspect, 20-year-old Maurice Keshawn Long, was arrested Wednesday after being wanted, according to police.

Long and Grate are each charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and discharging a firearm in a vehicle.

Grate also faces an additional weapons charge. Online records show he was released Sunday on a $75,000 bond.

City of Conway spokesperson June Wood said on Dec. 30 one person was shot and is expected to be OK.

This incident remains under investigation.

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