A 43-year-old man is recovering after he told police he had a shotgun pointed in his face while a man tried to rob him and he rolled out of a moving car to get away, according to a Myrtle Beach police report.
Officers were called to the 500 block of North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach after 12:30 a.m. Thursday on a report of suspicious circumstances.
Two people told officers they were walking on 5th Avenue North between Chester and Flagg streets when they saw a man fall out of a moving Ford Explorer that was driving on 5th Avenue North, according to the report.
The report adds, the two people heard what they thought was a shot fired from a shotgun before one of them was hit by an "object" in the leg.
Officers later found the man who fell out of the moving Explorer.
He told police he was walking to the store when he was approached by three men in an SUV who offered him a ride, according to the report.
He told officers he got in the back seat and while they were headed down 5th Avenue North a man in the very back of the SUV pointed a shotgun in his face and demanded money.
The victim told police he grabbed the barrel of the shotgun with one hand and opened the door to the Explorer with his other hand, then rolled out of the moving vehicle to get away from them. He said that's when the shotgun went off.
The victims and a witness told police they saw the older model grey Ford Explorer speed off towards Kings Highway.
The victim has road rash on his knee and scratches on his body, according to the report.
No arrests have been made at this time.