Distraught Witnesses Claim North Carolina Suspect Shot, Killed Man at South Carolina Home, Authorities Say

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Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center

May 15 2023, Updated 10:14 a.m. ET

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A North Carolina man is behind bars in connection with the murder of a 23-year-old in South Carolina, authorities said.

Around 7:20 p.m. on May 13, Jordan Drake, of Wingate, North Carolina, was shot at a home in Myrtle Beach, WMBF reported.

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Responding officers with the Horry County Police Department wrote in a report at the residence they found emergency responders with fire rescue “gathered around the victim, who was face down with a significant amount of blood around him.”

Eyewitnesses to the shooting “were very distraught and running around the front,” the report states.

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Police launched an investigation and identified Mitchell Sykes, 21, of Monroe, North Carolina, as a suspect in the case.

They arrested him hours after the deadly incident and charged him with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to WMBF.

The investigation into the suspected murder is ongoing.


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