A 21-year-old man was released on $12,000 bail after he was charged in a shooting during an argument early Thursday morning on Northgate Boulevard, Horry County police Lt. Raul Denis said.
Darius Marquex Carter, 21, of Myrtle Beach was charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, Denis said Friday morning.
Carter was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 6 a.m. Thursday and released at 5:20 p.m. on bail, according to jail officials.
Horry County police were called at 3:30 a.m. Thursday for a shooting at 4718 Northgate Blvd., and officers said they saw two people were giving the victim CPR, along with Carter, who authorities said was trying to help the victim when they arrived.
Emergency medical services were called for the victim, and police said they found a .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun in Carter’s pocket, according to the police report.
In arrest warrants released Friday, Carter told police he shot the victim in the leg during an argument in the road. Carter told police the victim was yelling at a woman with him.
Witnesses told police a similar version of events, according to the warrants.
In the police report, Carter told officers that he and the victim were riding in a car together when the victim got upset, so Carter stopped the car and told him to get out.
Carter said the victim got out of the car, threatened to beat everyone up, and started throwing things, authorities said.
Elizabeth Townsend contributed to this story.