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No bond set for murder suspect in Koyote Bar shooting near Myrtle Beach

No bond issued for man accused of Koyote Saloon murder

Gary Lee Jackson was charged with murder for a late-May shooting at the Koyote Saloon outside Myrtle Beach. A magistrate did not set bond in the case.
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Gary Lee Jackson was charged with murder for a late-May shooting at the Koyote Saloon outside Myrtle Beach. A magistrate did not set bond in the case.

A 27-year-old faces a murder charge in connection to a shooting outside of Koyote Saloon in late May.

The Horry County Police Department charged Gary Lee Jackson in connection to the shooting of 26-year-old Reginald Washington. Jackson was also charged with trafficking cocaine and simple possession of marijuana.

Magistrate William Hutson declined to set bond during a Wednesday hearing for any charges as only a circuit court judge can set bond on the murder charge. Jackson told the judge he understood why there was no bond. His hearing lasted only a minute.

The shooting at about 3 a.m. on May 25 at the bar on Waccamaw Boulevard off U.S. 501.

According to a police report, when officers arrived they spoke to a man with a bloody towel on his head. That man said he fell in the bar and did not know anything that happened. Other officers found shell casings and vehicles that were damaged by gunfire.

Washington was taken to the hospital by witnesses, where he was pronounced dead a short time later, according to police.

According to Horry County Police Capt. John Harrelson, a U.S. Marshal's Taskforce found Jackson and members of the Horry County Police Department SWAT team took him into custody.

After the shooting, Horry County officials revoked Koyote's business license.

Jackson is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center pending further proceedings. Jail records show he was first booked into the facility at 5 a.m. on Tuesday.

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