Update: Two charged in connection with North Myrtle Beach shooting

troot@thesunnews.comOctober 5, 2012 

A man wanted as a fugitive from justice was shot early Friday in North Myrtle Beach and two men are in police custody, according to authorities.

Police were called about 3:30 a.m. Friday to Little John’s Bar & Grill located at Sixth Avenue South and found a 38-year-old man, who had suffered a gunshot wound to his left forearm, said Pat Dowling, North Myrtle Beach city spokesman. The victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center by EMS for treatment.

At the hospital police learned the victim gave a fake name and date of birth to police and through an investigation officers learned he was a fugitive from justice, Dowling said. The victim is expected to face charges for being a fugitive.

Details about the victim and his charges were not immediately available.

At the location of the shooting, officers found a 27-year-old man, who had a .40-caliber handgun in his possession, and after speaking with officers on the phone, a 26-year-old man returned to the scene to talk to police, Dowling said.

Wayne Lloyd Duffus, 27, of Little River has been charged with attempted murder and two counts of discharging firearms into a dwelling, jail records show. Lorenzo Ricardo Samuels, 26, also of Little River, has been charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime, attempted murder, and discharging firearms into a dwelling. Bail has been set at a combined $45,000 for each man. Both men remained at North Myrtle Beach jail Friday night.

The suspects told police that an argument occurred between the men and a gun battle ensued, Dowling said. Surveillance video showed that the suspects and the victim argued and the men went to their respective vehicles and got guns.

The suspects then went to the victim, who was inside his vehicle, and shot at him, Dowling said. Police continue to investigate the incident.

Staff writer Janelle Frost contributed to this report.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.

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