Myrtle Beach teen surrenders to police to face charges in shooting

troot@thesunnews.comJuly 22, 2013 

— A 19-year-old Myrtle Beach man, who was wanted in the shooting last week of a 16-year-old, surrendered Monday to police, said Lt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department.

Officers had issued warrants last week for the arrest of Ian Daniel Campbell, 19, of Myrtle Beach, Kegler said. Campbell is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Campbell is the second suspect charged in the shooting incident, which occurred late Wednesday in Surfside Beach. Campbell was being held Monday at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

On Thursday, Horry County police charged Cody James Williams, 18, of Myrtle Beach with attempted murder, attempted armed robbery and possession of weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Williams remains jailed at J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 1:45 p.m. Monday on $60,000 bond.

Officers were called at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to Andover Drive in Surfside Beach by the victim’s mother, who said she found her son outside their home covered in blood with a gunshot wound, according to the report.

The victim’s mother told officers she heard her son yelling from outside. She wasn’t aware he was home because she thought he was hanging out at a friend’s house, according to the report. The victim was on the ground and bleeding profusely from his leg when the officer arrived, police said.

The victim told police he was hanging out with Williams, who he is friends with, and Campbell, who is friends with Williams but not friends with the victim.

The victim said Williams started fighting with him and he thought the friend was playing around, according to the report. The victim said Campbell pulled out a gun and demanded his money.

The victim said he thought the gun was a BB gun, so he turned to walk away and Campbell shot him in the leg, according to the report. The victim said the teens got into a vehicle and left.

The victim said he went back to his house to get his mom, according to the report. Horry County police’s Street Crimes Unit was in the area and went to Williams’ home, according to the report. Officers found Williams driving in the area and stopped the car.

Campbell jumped from the car and ran, officers searched the area, but did not find him. The officers took the Williams and two juvenile girls.

The victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment.

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