She told police she was on the phone with a man, who told her he needed help, then she heard a loud boom in the background “that appeared to be a gunshot,” according to a police report.
Myrtle Beach police were called to an apartment on Pridgen Road for a welfare check that ultimately led to an arrest at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Family members at the home told police that 29-year-old Steven Daniel Krawchuck, who had said he needed help, was locked in the bathroom, according to the report. Police say he came out unarmed while they were on scene.
Krawchuck told police that there were no guns in the home and he did not know what had caused the loud boom, the report stated. But officers say they found a sawed-off shotgun and a spent 12-gauge casing in close proximity.
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Police found a hole through the porch “where the shotgun was fired,” but Krawchuck denied firing the shotgun inside the home, according to the report.
Multiple witnesses in the apartment complex reported hearing the gunshot, police noted in the report.
Krawchuck was charged with shooting a firearm in city limits and simple possession of marijuana, after police say they found 10.7 grams of marijuana on a baggy on the coffee table in the home.