A Conway resident is in custody and charged with attempted murder after a gun battle during a home invasion.
Terrell Malik Frederick, 18, is charged with burglary in the first degree, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, kidnapping and attempted murder.
On Saturday, Horry County police officers were dispatched to a home invasion on Kids Lane in Longs, according to a press release.
Responding officers found one victim with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
The victim stated that three men entered the home with bandanas covering their faces. One victim was forced into the bathroom at gunpoint and one victim engaged the suspects in a firefight at which time the victim was struck by one of the suspects. According to an affidavit, a 2-month-old child was in the house during the time of the gun battle.
When officers arrived, the three suspects had already fled the scene.
While in route to the residence, additional officers encountered three black males matching the description of the suspects, according a a police report. When officers approached the individuals they immediately ran on foot.
After a short pursuit, officers apprehended two of the three suspects. The identity of the third suspect is unknown and the case is still under investigation.
Zavion Moses, 16, of Little River, will also be charged as an adult with burglary in the first degree, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, kidnapping and attempted murder.
Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian