Myrtle Beach man charged with four counts of attempted murder following shooting

troot@thesunnews.comJanuary 2, 2013 

— A Myrtle Beach man was charged with four counts of attempted murder late Tuesday in connection with gunshots being fired from an apartment near 62nd Avenue North on New Years Day, according to a police report.

Marcus Olanziwan Brown, 22, was taken into police custody and charged at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday at the Myrtle Beach Police Department, according to an arrest report. He was being held Wednesday at Myrtle Beach Jail.

The charges stemmed from about Tuesday afternoon when officers were called to the Frontage Road near 62nd Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass for gunshots fired in that area, police said.

Police learned there were four victims in the incident including one who argued with Brown.

That victim, whose age and gender were not listed in the report, police said drove to 6212 Frontage Road with a 21-year-old woman, 19-year-old man, and a fourth whose information also was not listed in the report.

Police said the first victim knocked on an apartment door and a woman answered who said that Brown was sleeping. The other victims remained in the vehicle.

The victims had gone to the apartment to confront Brown about a previous altercation, police said, but details about that incident were not listed in the report.

The victim who knocked on the door told police that Brown opened the second floor window of the apartment and they argued. Brown then took a pistol and started firing shots at the victim and at the vehicle where the other victims were, police said.

The victims drove away from the area and met with police, according to the report. Officers then searched for Brown but did not immediately locate him.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.

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