Crime

July 25, 2014

Two charged in Little River shooting

Two North Myrtle Beach men are facing charges in connection with a shooting in Little River, according to an incident report.

Two North Myrtle Beach men are facing charges in connection with a shooting in Little River, according to an incident report.

Exar Armando Aldana Castaneda, 31, and Jose Miguel Argueta-Alarcon, 27, are each charged with attempted murder, unlawful carrying of pistol and possesion of a firearm by unlawful alien. Both remain jailed at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Bail has not been set.

Police were called before 3 a.m. Thursday to a home on the 3000 block of Woodridge Circle in Little River on a report of shots fired.

An officer en route spotted and stopped a vehicle matching a description the victim provided Horry County dispatchers. During the traffic stop, police found a shell casing and an unloaded revolver inside the car.

Casteneda told police he didn’t know about the gun and said the car belonged to his father.

Argueta-Alarcon said he had been at a bar and asked Castenda to pick him up because he was too drunk to drive. He said Castaneda showed him the gun while they were in the car and said he held the gun but gave it back. Argueta-Alarcon said he never shot a gun and was not around anyone who fired a gun, the report said.

The 30-year-old victim met police at the traffic stop at the intersection of S.C. 90 and Hope Lane. The victim said he was in his yard working on speakers for his car when noticed the suspects drive past his house and back, firing a gun from an open window on the second pass, according to police. He said five gun shots were fired.

He told police a woman living with his family previously dated Castaneda and accused him of threatening the woman, anyone she may be seeing and himself.

At the home on Woodridge Circle, police found bullet holes in two vehicles and recovered a bullet lodged in a door jam.

Related content

Comments

Videos

Editor's Choice Videos