A Little River man died during a shooting late Tuesday in North Myrtle Beach and police have not charged the homeowner who shot him, according to authorities who said the homeowner may have been protecting his home.
Joshua Shannon McCoy, 35, of Little River died from gunshot wounds he suffered during the incident, said Michelle McSpadden, Horry County deputy coroner. Results of an autopsy conducted Wednesday afternoon were not available.
North Myrtle Beach officers were called about 8 p.m. to 1506 Tams Drive for the shooting, said Pat Dowling, city spokesman. Police found a 50-year-old man had shot through the glass storm door of his mobile home at McCoy.
The door was locked and the men had argued when the shooting occurred, Dowling said. Officers continue to investigate the shooting and the relationship between the men .
Police have not charged the 50-year-old resident. Prosecutors, who were at the scene, advised officers there was not enough evidence to file charges, Dowling said. The shooting appeared to be covered under the Castle Doctrine, which is a state law that allows someone to protect their home with force if threatened.
“We did not make an arrest, but we are continuing to investigate the relationship between the two individual and the events surrounding and leading up to the incident,” Dowling said Wednesday.