Anijah Robert Yarnell

Anijah Robert Yarnell

The Horry County Police Department charged a 20-year-old man with murder in connection with a deadly shooting Thursday night near Surfside Beach, authorities said.

Anijah Yarnell faces counts of murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, HCPD spokeswoman Mikayla Moskov said.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler said in a news release Michael Pennington III, 33, of the Myrtle Beach area died from a gunshot wound on scene at a parking lot at Cross Gate Villas.

A police report said officers were called to Cross Gate Boulevard around 9:45 p.m.

An officer who responded to the scene saw several people "hovering over" the victim, the report said. A female applied pressure to a gunshot wound.

The suspect was located in the Myrtle Beach area, according to the report.


The Horry County Police Department is investigating a shoot that happened Thursday night near Surfside Beach.


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