A 25-year-old man charged with attempted murder in a shooting Thursday morning told a Myrtle Beach judge he was at the “wrong place at the wrong time” when shots rang out in the Booker T. Washington community.
Patrick Anthony Brave of the Myrtle Beach area faced Judge J. Scott Long Friday morning for bond on the two counts of attempted murder he is facing in connection with the shooting. Two others are facing drug-related charges in the incident, which happened close to where a pregnant woman and her unborn child died in a September shootout.
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Myrtle Beach officers were called about 11:45 a.m. to the Carver Street Apartments on Spivey Avenue after gunfire erupted in the area.
Police swarmed the streets and began collecting evidence and gathering statements, Capt. Joey Crosby, spokesman with Myrtle Beach police, said, who also stated no one was injured in the shooting.
The incident started on nearby Grey Street, according to police. An arrest warrant for Brave states the following:
“Victim stated that while he was on Grey Street … he was shot at by the defendant while sitting in the driver’s seat of a silver in color Mercedes Benz.”
The victim told authorities the suspect then ran away on foot. The Mercedes the victim was traveling in had three bullet holes to the left front fender and one in the driver’s door panel, the arrest warrant states.
Robert Earl McDougal and Davonte Tyshon McClam were each charged later Friday with possession with intent to distribute marijuana in the incident, and McDougal was also charged with driving under suspension, according to police. The pair was expected to go before a judge Friday afternoon for bond court.
Brave’s mother spoke in court on his behalf and told the judge Brave’s two-year-old son waited up all night for his father and assured the court he would be present for all court appearances.
“My son is a lot of things, but trying to take life is not one of them. He does not have a record of anything violent if you look in his past.”
A Myrtle Beach police detective spoke at Brave’s bond hearing also. She told the judge she believed Brave was a “threat to the community” and ask that his bond not be set.
“In speaking with the victims, who were arrested for other charges, the victim did positively identify the defendant in reference to shooting at them.”
She told the court Brave’s criminal history involved an arrest on Nov. 21 in connection with failure to stop for blue lights and possession to distribute crack cocaine and marijuana.
The detective also told the court Brave was charged Sept. 26 with failure to stop for blue lights and possession of cocaine, first offense.
Brave was taken to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center later Friday, according to jail records.