Crime

Horry County police seeking second suspect in fatal Carolina Forest shooting

Horry County police are looking for a man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting in Carolina Forest, said Lt. Robert Kegler.

Police on Wednesday issued a warrant charging Akeem Akbar Young, 36, of Conway with murder. Young is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached, Kegler said. He is last known to be driving a red Dodge Challenger with North Carolina tags or a silver/pewter BMW 6 series coupe with Nance‘s Auto paper tags. Young may be in the Conway or Myrtle Beach areas.

Police found Dexter Smith, 26, with gunshot wounds about 3:45 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Canterbury Apartments, where he lived, according to an Horry County police report. Smith was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where he later died from the wounds.

An officer was on patrol near the apartment complex, which is located off Carolina Forest Boulevard near U.S. 501, when dispatchers received a call about gunshots being fired there, according to the report. The officer found a gold Ford Expedition had crashed into a Toyota Corolla in the parking lot.

Smith was found on the ground next to the Ford and had suffered several gunshot wounds to his chest, stomach and arm, according to the report. Some bystanders had begun CPR on Smith until EMS arrived at the scene.

Witnesses told officers they heard between four and six gunshots from the parking lot and saw a Chrysler 300 speed off after the gunfire, according to the report. Officers seized five shell casings from the area.

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