One arrested after two shooting incidents in Socastee area

(J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

A Kingstree man was arrested after a shooting off Rittenhouse Road and a shots fired called a few moments later on Strand Drive, both in the Socastee area, according to Horry County police reports.

Corey Damain Brown, 27, was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol and sale or delivery of a pistol, and possession by, certain persons unlawful, according to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Around 6 p.m. June 29, police were called to Rittenhouse Road for a shooting with one victim.

Police were told that the victim was approached by the suspect and another man and a verbal fight started that then became physical.

While in a parking lot, a gun fell from the suspect's pants and he fired an unknown number of shots at the victim with one hitting him.

The suspect then ran from the scene toward Strand Drive.

In a police report from Strand Drive, around 6:10 p.m., officers were called because a woman said she heard gunshots and saw a man firing a gun from the passenger side of an SUV. She told police she heard six shots.

Another witness told police he saw the same person firing from the SUV.

A victim from the Strand Drive incident told police that he was woken up by a man, listed in the report as Brown, who held a gun to his head and demanded clothes.

The victim said that the suspect threatened to kill him if he did not give him clothes. The victim said the man took a pair of purple plaid shorts and ran out the door. The victim's wife said when she walked into the room, she saw the suspect holding a gun to her husband's head.

She then told police that the man ran into the woods.

Police later found the man and arrested him.

During an interview with police, the suspect said he was on Pampass Drive when other suspects in an SUV started shooting at him. He said that he ran into the home to get shorts because he had defecated on himself.

He told police he threw the gun near some adjacent apartments.

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