Man charged in Myrtle Beach homicide

akelley@thesunnews.comJanuary 30, 2014 

A 25-year-old Andrews man is charged in the death of a Myrtle Beach man that followed an argument about drugs, an incident report said.

Antwuan Nelson is charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and manufacturing or distribution of cocaine base, according to Horry County public records.

The charges stem from a shooting that occurred about 4:45 Monday on the 600 block of 37th Ave. North in Myrtle Beach.

Michael Rogers, 46, of Myrtle Beach died while being treated at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center Monday, Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler said.

Preliminary autopsy results conducted Tuesday showed Rogers died from a gunshot wound. Fowler said he was shot at least four times. An incident report said police were told by witnesses that Rogers was on the left side of the building suffering from a gunshot wound to the left of his neck.

His death is the first homicide in Myrtle Beach this year.

A 24-year-old woman told police the men started fighting in an upstairs apartment about drugs and continued fighting outside the building.

Nelson was arrested in the parking lot in front of the building, the report said.

Police recovered two rifles on scene, police spokesman Capt. David Knipes said.

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