A Little River man was booked Monday on several charges, including attempted murder and drug trafficking.
Horry County Police arrested Edwin Earl Gause on Saturday on two charges of attempted murder, one charge of malicious injury to animals, possession of firearms and trafficking of illegal drugs.
Police were called to 4305 McCorsley Ave. in Little River Saturday around 10 p.m., where a crowd of people reported shots fired in the area, according to a police report.
An officer spotted Gause, 32, who was wearing a bloodied white hoodie, crouched behind a dumpster. When police commanded the suspect to come out from behind the dumpster, Gause ran behind another block of businesses.
Police searched for the suspect on foot and, after about 20 minutes, eventually found and arrested him behind the Wilco Hess located on 1466 Highway 17, according to police.
Police also recovered a semi-automatic handgun and a package of heroin inside of a trashcan.
Gause was transported to the hospital for lacerations to his face. He was booked into J. Rueben Long jail on Monday, and no bail has been set.