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Conway man indicted on charges in carjacking, shootout with police in Myrtle Beach

Dashon Amin Garner
Dashon Amin Garner

A Conway man was indicted by an Horry County Grand Jury on charges related to a police officer being shot at following a carjacking, authorities said.

Dashon Amin Garner, 24, was indicted on seven counts of attempted murder, carjacking, two counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and failure to stop for a blue light, according to indictments released Tuesday.

Bond has not been set on the attempted murder or weapons charges and Garner remains jailed, but bond was set at $2,500 on the failure to stop charge, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Garner was taken into custody in January after police had been searching for him since the Dec. 30 incident.

At about 1 a.m. Dec. 30, Myrtle Beach police responded to the Kangaroo gas station at 1009 Third Ave. S. where a man was shot while pumping gas and his purple Mercedes was stolen, Myrtle Beach police Lt. Joey Crosby said at the time.

At about 3:30 a.m. Dec. 30, Horry County police heard a “look out” for the purple Mercedes with Maryland tags that had been stolen, Horry County police Lt. Raul Denis said at the time.

An Horry County police officer, who was riding with a state constable, saw the Mercedes at an Exxon in Myrtle Beach, but the driver sped off as the officer approached.

The officer chased the Mercedes until the driver stopped at a dead end road. As officers got out of their cars, Garner turned the Mercedes around and tried to run into the police car, Denis said. Garner then turned toward one of the officers and tried to run him over.

Garner exited his car and fired several rounds at police, and an officer shot once back, Crosby said.

Garner was able to speed away and abandoned the car nearby, but he was found nearby and arrested without incident.

No one was hurt during the incident.

Agents with the State Law Enforcement Division also investigated the incident since an officer fired his weapon.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or on Twitter @tonyaroot.

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