Crime

Myrtle Beach police arrest man wanted for attempted murder

Myrtle Beach police have charged a man with attempted murder following an incident that happened Sunday night.

Shawntavius Johnson, 21, was arrested Tuesday after Michael Thomas Farley, 22, told police Johnson intentionally ran over his foot during an argument and fired a gun at him at a home at 1221 Brown Pelican Drive, according to a police report.

Officers said they found a shell casing and a bullet in the wall of the home and were searching for Johnson on Monday.

In addition to attempted murder, Johnson was also charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime, third-degree assault and battery, and malicious injury to a tree and house, according to jail records.

Farley was charged with pointing and presenting a firearm at a person. He told officers that he had been drinking and argued with Johnson, police said.

Offices also found a gun inside the home that Farley said he pointed at Johnson during the argument, police said. A witness told police the men argued and Farley limped back into the house and called for an ambulance.

Another witness told police he was walking his dog when he saw a vehicle drive by, then he heard a gunshot and saw the same vehicle speeding away, according to the report.

Farley was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Staff Reporter Tonya Root contributed to this story.

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