BURGESS — Police arrested a man Saturday afternoon after a domestic dispute led to shots being fired and an hour-long police standoff in the Burgess community.
Horry County police have not released the name of the man or the woman involved in the dispute. Since shots were fired by a police officer, Horry County police spokesman Sgt. Robert Kegler said the State Law Enforcement Division would handle that part of the investigation. He said he anticipated releasing the man’s name and the charges filed on Sunday.
Police escorted a woman to her home on Gallant Court in Burgess shortly after noon to remove her things due to a domestic dispute. While the woman was removing her things, a man who also lived there returned and got into a dispute with police. Kegler said that the man was seen with a long gun and that shots were fired. No one was injured by the shots.
The man then barricaded himself in the home and police were able to get the woman to safety. Horry County SWAT and negotiators were called to the scene and after a little more than an hour the man surrendered peacefully and without incident, Kegler said.
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