Crime

June 20, 2014

Conway man wanted in fatal Carolina Forest weekend shooting arrested in North Carolina

A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting during the weekend at a Carolina Forest apartment complex was arrested Thursday in North Carolina, authorities said.

A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting during the weekend at a Carolina Forest apartment complex was arrested Thursday in North Carolina, authorities said.

Akeem Akbar Young, 36, of Conway was located and taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal Task Force in Fayetteville, N.C., Horry County police Lt. Robert Kegler said. Young is being held at a detention center in North Carolina pending extradition to Horry County where he will be charged with murder in the shooting of 26-year-old Antonio Dexter Smith, 24.

Young is the second person charged in Smith’s killing.

Delshawn Anthony Davis, 29, of Conway was charged Wednesday with murder after he surrendered to police. Davis is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

Smith was shot about 3:45 p.m. June 14 while in the parking lot of Canterbury Apartments, where he lived, authorities said. Smith, who suffered gunshot wounds to his chest, stomach and arm, was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where he died.

An officer was on patrol near the apartment complex, off Carolina Forest Boulevard near U.S. 501, when dispatchers received a call about gunshots, according to the report. The officer found a gold Ford Expedition had crashed into a Toyota Corolla in the parking lot.

Smith was found on the ground next to the Ford and some bystanders had begun CPR on Smith until EMS arrived at the scene, according to the report. Witnesses told officers they heard between four and six gunshots from the parking lot and saw a Chrysler 300 speed off after the gunfire.

Officers seized five shell casings from the area.

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