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Suspect charged after NC man shot dead at SC beach town

June 30, 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A man is charged with murder after a North Carolina visitor was shot to death near an entertainment and shopping complex at the South Carolina coast.

Media organizations report 42-year-old Javaline Dawkins of Loris was denied release on bond after facing a Myrtle Beach municipal judge Saturday on murder, kidnapping and weapons charges.

Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard says 27-year-old Ryan Rasheed Bryant of Columbus County, North Carolina, was killed late Wednesday.

Myrtle Beach Police Captain Joey Crosby says an off-duty officer heard and reported the gunshots near Broadway at the Beach. Other officers arriving on the scene performed CPR on Bryant, who later died at a hospital.

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