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Man charged with attempted murder in connection with Fat Boiz Bar shooting released from jail, police still seeking other suspect

Jerrmon Quinton Gowdy
Jerrmon Quinton Gowdy

A Georgetown man charged with attempted murder and weapon possession in connection with a recent Fat Boiz Bar shooting incident was released from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Wednesday, and police are still searching for another man wanted in connection with the incident.

Jerrmon Quinton Gowdy, 27, of Georgetown, was released on $25,000 bail Wednesday after being booked into the jail on Monday, according to jail records.

Police are still searching for Casey LaBarrett Richardson, 30, of Conway, in connection with this case. Richardson is wanted for attempted murder, possession of a weapon or ammunition by a violent felon and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, authorities said.

Horry County police were called about 4:40 a.m. June 28 to Fat Boiz Bar at 2965 Fred Nash Boulevard in Myrtle Beach where a shooting occurred that reportedly involved at least three men and security guards, authorities said.

Highway Patrol officers were conducting a vehicle accident investigation in the area and heard several gunshots near the bar, so they called Horry County police. While en route to the bar, one of the shooting victims called police to report the incident, authorities said.

The three suspects were escorted out by security guards over a pool game incident when a security officer saw a man in a car pull a gun, Lt. Raul Denis, spokesman with Horry County police, said. The security guard responded by drawing his own firearm and was shot at by other people, Denis said.

The security guard was shot in the hand and taken to Grand Strand Medical Center, according to the report.

The investigation revealed two groups of people were firing guns at each other when one of the groups fired toward the security officers. Two people suffered minor gunshot wounds, Denis said.

Calvin Durrell Ford, 28, of Myrtle Beach, was also charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon or ammunition by a violent felon and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection with the incident, and remained incarcerated at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center as of Thursday morning, according to jail records.

Police say Richardson is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone with information about Richardson is asked to call police at 248-1520 or the tip line at 915-8477.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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