Charges filed in Beaver Bar shots fired incident
A Murrells Inlet man has been arrested in connection with a shots fired incident that occurred at the Beaver Bar on Highway 17 Business.
Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Carrie Cuthbertson says 26-year-old Richard Allen Skimmyhorn of 4840 Moss Creek Loop, Unit 58 is charged with two counts of Pointing and Presenting a Firearm.
Deputies responded to the Beaver Bar at about 4:45 a.m. July 27 for what they were told was a theft situation.
When they arrived they were told by several people that shots had been fired in the parking lot and the bar owner was following the suspects in a vehicle.
One of the officers found a man outside the bar who had a bleeding right hand. The 30-year-old Murrells Inlet man said he had been shot at by an unknown man who has a beard.
He said he had been in the bar and got into an argument with two men he does not know.
He said the men walked outside and were yelling for him to join them. The man said he was near the entrance of the bar when one of the men pulled out a gun and fired in his direction and then fled the scene.
The victim said he started running in the parking lot and was ducking behind tables and chairs in an attempt to keep from getting shot.
“Skimmyhorn was identified as the individual who displayed and fired the handgun,” Cuthbertson said.
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