Crime & Courts

Man shot by Myrtle Beach police officers

Police in Myrtle Beach shot a man waving a gun in public early Saturday, and the State Law Enforcement Division is investigating.

The man was taken to a local hospital, and the three officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative as is standard practice in such shootings. The man’s condition has not been released.

Police body camera video of the incident exists and also local video surveillance, officials said.

Lt. Joey Crosby, spokesman with Myrtle Beach police, said the incident began around 3:26 a.m. Saturday, when a caller told authorities a man was acting strangely at 21st Avenue North and Robert Grissom Parkway.

Officers found a man with a gun in his hand, police said. He “presented the weapon in a manner that made officers fear for their life, and the officers fired their weapons,” Crosby stated.

Crosby identified the three officers involved in the incident as Jeff Thomas, Brendan Hyde, and Michael Hearon.

The (Columbia) State