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Suspect in custody after barricaded himself in a hotel room of the Roadside Inn in Surfside

Police activity closes portion of Highway 17 Business near Surfside Beach



UPDATE 3:15 a.m.:

The incident has resolved.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) will be taking over the investigation, per standard protocols for incidents of this nature.

One HCPD officer sustained minor injuries from shrapnel at the beginning of the incident. That officer has already been discharged from an area hospital.

No further information is currently available.


UPDATE 2 a.m.:

There was an exchange of gunfire approximately 30 minutes ago.

HCPD officers continue to work the investigation.

Highway 17 Business/South Kings Highway remains closed to all traffic near 17th Avenue North.


UPDATE 1 a.m.:

The investigation remains active and ongoing. Officers continue to attempt to deescalate and safely resolve the incident.

SWAT team members are employing special tactics to do so.

Community members may hear occasional loud noises.


UPDATE 12 a.m.:

HCPD continues to work a barricaded person incident near 17th Avenue North outside of Surfside Beach.

The subject fired a weapon earlier in the incident.

Officers are working to deescalate the subject/incident.

There is no risk to the community at this time.


UPDATE 11 p.m.:

We are aware of a community member live-streaming SWAT activities in this investigation.

Just as you may be watching, it is possible the barricaded subject is watching.

The livestream could place the lives of others at risk. Please think twice.


UPDATE 10:45 p.m.:

HCPD officers are continuing to work a barricaded person situation.

Steer clear of Highway 17 Business/South Kings Highway outside of Surfside Beach.

Thank you for your patience as officers work to resolve this incident as safely as possible.


UPDATE 10:20 p.m.:

Investigation remains active and ongoing.

Community members should continue to steer clear of the area.

Highway 17 Business near 17th Avenue North is completely shut down at this time.

Horry County Fire Rescue, South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Myrtle Beach Police Department, Surfside Beach Police Department, and others are assisting.


UPDATE 10 p.m.:

HCPD is currently working an active investigation involving a barricaded subject.

Highway 17 Business/South Kings Highway is shut down near 17th Avenue North outside of Surfside Beach.

Please steer clear and allow officers to do their work.



Highway 17 Business/South Kings Highway near 17th Avenue North outside of Surfside Beach is closed to traffic in both directions.

Use alternate routes and steer clear of the area.

Community members will see HCPD officers and South Carolina Highway Patrol nearby.