MYRTLE BEACH — Myrtle Beach police arrested an 18-year-old man on charges of attempted murder, robbery, kidnapping and burglary after the man he was riding with drove to the police department and reported that his passenger had a gun and made him nervous, according to police reports.
Jamal Marquis Daniels, 18, is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, first-degree burglary and kidnapping. Police took him into custody in the parking lot of the Myrtle Beach Police Department about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, according to authorities.
The charges stemmed from an incident in February for which police had outstanding warrants on Daniels, according to an arrest report.
A 24-year-old man told police that he “might have been almost robbed” while riding with Daniels, according to the report. The man said he met Daniels at the mall and the two planned to go meet the man’s dad and have a beer at a bar.
But the man said Daniels took out a small handgun while he was in the passenger seat of the vehicle and it made the man nervous, so he told Daniels he had to stop at the police department to sign some papers, according to the report. The man told officers he thought he was going to be robbed. Police took Daniels out of the vehicle but did not find a gun.
Daniels arrest was based on charges related to an incident that was reported at 9 p.m. Feb. 28 at Jefferson Place Apartments on 67th Avenue North, according to a police report. Two women were taken to a local hospital and one suffered a gunshot wound to the head during the incident.
The woman told police they heard a knock on the door after 9 p.m. Feb. 28 and at least one person came through the door with a gun, police said.
One woman was shot in the head, but the wound was not life threatening. A second woman was injured, but details about her injuries were not listed in the report.
Police were called after a 48-year-old woman went to a neighbor’s apartment seeking help for herself and her friend.
At the time of the incident, Capt. David Knipes said there was no threat to the community because the incident was “not a random act and involves illegal drug activity.”
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