Myrtle Beach police seek help identifying men wanted in connection with man shot in the face Sunday

troot@thesunnews.comApril 14, 2014 

A 24-year-old man was shot in the face after he told officers that the suspects approached him outside a Myrtle Beach bar, followed him back to his room and then ordered him outside, according to a police report.

Myrtle Beach police released photographs from surveillance cameras on Tuesday in the hope of identifying the men sought in connection with the shooting. Police said to notify Detective Michael Quinn at 918-1910 or the on-duty detective if the men or located and not to approach them, as they are armed with at least one handgun.

The victim said about 2:30 a.m. Sunday he had been on Ocean Boulevard near the Eighth Avenue Tiki Bar when he saw the men and decided to walk back to his room at 701 Flagg St., police said.

The victim said he noticed the men followed him and soon after he got inside his room, someone knocked on his door, according to the report. The victim said the men were at his room and he walked with them to the street because his nephew was inside the room.

The victim said the men ordered him to “give them ‘the bread’” because they thought he was selling drugs, according to the report. The victim said he told them he didn’t have anything and one man pulled out a gun and shot him.

The victim said the next thing he remembered was waking up to people talking to him, according to the report. The victim, who suffered a severe cut to his face, was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 918-1382 reference report number 14-006204.

Staff reporter Maya T. Prabhu contributed to this report.

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