MB bond hearing Morgan

Bond was denied Tuesday morning for Denardo Sincere Morgan, 18, who police charged in connection with a weekend shooting in Myrtle Beach that sent one person to the hospital. 

A judge denied bond Tuesday morning for a Myrtle Beach teen charged in connection with a weekend shooting that sent one person to the hospital.

Denardo Sincere Morgan, 18, has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Palms Court, which is at 600 Chester St. in Myrtle Beach, police said. Officers located a shooting victim who was taken to a hospital.

Morgan was found shortly after the incident by police and admitted he shot the victim, according to arrest warrants. He described the firearm that was used, which was located near where the incident occurred.

“The incident was also captured on video surveillance,” warrants said.

During Tuesday’s bond hearing, a victim advocate said the victim was still in the hospital after being shot in the stomach and wasn't doing well.

A second surgery was scheduled for Tuesday. 

She said the victim and suspect knew each other and saw each other daily.

When Judge Clifford Welsh asked if the two were friends, Morgan uttered, “No.”

Dressed in an orange jumpsuit and in handcuffs, Morgan said few words during the hearing.

He told Welsh that he does not go to school nor does he have a job. The judge said Morgan was eligible for a court-appointed attorney.

Welsh said he did not feel comfortable setting bond without knowing if the victim would survive the shooting. He added a circuit court judge would determine if bond is ultimately set.

The judge said Morgan does not have a criminal record.

“You kind of jumped in the deep end of the pool, young man,” Welsh said. “I just hope you know how to swim.”


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.