Scattered, broken pieces of a row boat paddle, pool cue stick, broom stick and shell casings littered the scene where a street brawl led to a shooting that killed a Loris teen Saturday night.
Sixteen-year-old Spencer Prince was shot in the chaos and was transported to Seacoast Hospital, where he later died from his injuries, according to Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard.
Forty-seven-year-old Michael Bennie Williamson of Aynor has been charged with voluntary manslaughter, first-degree assault and battery and possessing a weapon during a violent crime.
Horry County police were called to a reported assault on Ashbury Road in Aynor at 2:45 a.m. Sunday. A man told police that four guys in a white Tahoe had assaulted him and others at the location and that “warning shots” had been fired during the fight.
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A witness told officers that Prince and three other men in the Tahoe came to the house after arguing over the phone with Williamson’s son.
People at the home stated “that the victim and the other witnesses came to the incident location to fight them because they were not invited to the party,” according to a police report on the shooting.
Officers noted they observed the broken paddle, broken pool cue and a broken broom stick scattered around the road and the driveway leading to the home.
Blood drops were in the roadway along with a single spent shell casing; another spent shell casing was found in the driveway, according to the report.
Williamson had a “very deep and long cut” above his left eye and his knee “was badly scraped,” police said.
Officers collected Williamson’s gun that was unloaded and missing a clip and also seized a gun from another witness at the scene as possible evidence, according to the report.
Police say surveillance cameras at the location captured a white Tahoe stopping in front of the house, “numerous people getting out of the vehicle and then a fight breaking out in the roadway.” The fight continued and ended up in the driveway, according to the report.
“At the end of the video (the responding officer) observed numerous people trying to take the gun away from the suspect in the driveway,” the report stated. Another witness was seen taking the clip out of the gun and putting it in his pocket, police noted.
Williamson was booked into the J. Rueben Long Detention Center at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, online jail records show.
Prince was a student at Loris High School and played baseball there, according to his Facebook page.