Memorial Day weekend shooting victim arrested on stolen weapons charge
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:45:03 GMT —
Myrtle Beach police have arrested a man and charged him with having a stolen gun at the Bermuda Sands motel the night of a shooting where three people died over Memorial Day.
Keith Alextruss Williams, 24, of Lincolnville, SC, was arrested on a stolen weapons charge after police responded to the scene of the Bermuda Sands shooting the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and found a stolen gun in the trunk of a car, according to an arrest warrant.
Williams was also found injured in the street that night in front of the Bermuda Sands, according to Capt. David Knipes, with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.
"The officers were very quick on the scene, they did save Mr. Williams' life and maybe more (lives)," Knipes said.
Police say that the gun was in Williams' possession and a serial number search revealed that the gun had been stolen.
Knipes said that the gun in Williams' possession was not involved with the shooting at Bermuda Sands, though detectives are trying to get information from him about the shooting
"We have interviewed him. As of this time, we have not been able to get any additional information that would lead us to any arrests," said Knipes.
According to a Berkeley County Sheriff's Office report, Williams was located in Summerville just after midnight Wednesday morning during a welfare check.
A deputy responded to an address on Poplar Grove Place for a welfare check and was met by a man, later identified as Williams, and a woman. The pair told the deputy the person he was asking about was not there and they did not know where he was.
The deputy checked their identities and an active warrant was found out of Myrtle Beach for the man, identified as Keith A. Williams. Williams was taken into custody and taken to the local detention center where he was housed until Myrtle Beach Police could take him into custody.
According to Myrtle Beach police records, they took him into custody Thursday morning.
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division records show that Williams was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime in an incident out of Charleston County on January 22 of 2013.
According to WCIV, the Charleston ABC affiliate, Williams was arrested on those charges after a shooting on December 20, 2012, at a night club in Ladson.
Charleston County deputies responded to the Game Room on Ladson Road that morning around 3 a.m. in reference to shots being fired. During their investigation, deputies learned that a fight had occurred inside the location, and that several people opened fire.
Williams was seen in video standing in the door of the business shooting. You can read the full report on Williams' arrest on those charges by going to the WCIV story. http://www.abcnews4.com/story/20651968/deputies-make-arrest-in-ladson-club-shooting