Myrtle Beach police investigate suspicious assault

troot@thesunnews.comDecember 30, 2013 

— A 42-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police he was assaulted Sunday night inside his home, according to a police report.

The victim first told police that about 11 p.m. Sunday he was inside his home at 1008 Poplar St., when he saw a vehicle pull up, according to the report. The victim said he opened the door and a man pushed him and began to assault him.

The victim said during the struggle he heard a gunshot, but didn’t see any weapons, according to the report. The victim said after a few minutes of fighting, the suspect ran off with another man, who was standing outside.

Later, the victim changed his story and told police that the man did have a gun in his hand and they fought over it before the victim was able to get it, according to the report. The victim said he took the weapon and the suspects left the house.

The victim told officers he hid the weapon inside his closet to keep as a souvenir, according to the report. The victim said the suspect did not steal anything during the incident. Crime scene officers collected several items during their investigation.

No other details were listed in the report.

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