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A 54-year-old man shot a teenager shortly after colliding with his car on a Longs-area highway Tuesday afternoon, police say.
Horry County police charged the suspect, Randy Carl Berkley, of Little River, with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, reckless driving, driving too fast for roadway conditions and duties of a driver striking fixtures upon or adjacent to a highway. He was still incarcerated at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Thursday afternoon.
Berkley was driving a Nissan Frontier pickup truck on S.C. 9 when he swerved off the road, according to a police report. When he came back on the road, he collided with the victim’s 2005 Toyota Camry.
The 17-year-old got out of his vehicle to talk to Berkley, and that is when Berkley shot him, according to the report.
Police say the victim flagged down officials, saying he was shot. Berkley ran from the scene, officials said, but was apprehended by a state trooper.