Niko Williams

Niko Juwan Williams, 23, of Murrells Inlet, is in custody and charged with Murder, Attempted Murder, and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime in connection to the shooting at Cook Out. Photo courtesy to Myrtle Beach Police.

Police have identified and charged the suspect connected to a deadly shooting at a Cook Out in Myrtle Beach Friday morning.

Niko Juwan Williams, 23, of Murrells Inlet, was charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

His bond hearing is set for 4 p.m. Friday.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired at the Cook Out at 1800 N. Kings Highway around 1 a.m. Friday, police said. They found two people with injuries who were taken to the hospital.

Police said that one victim died from their injuries sustained during the incident. 

Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden identified the victim as Albert "AJ" Soles Jr. of Tabor City, North Carolina.


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A recent Harvard study said that the reason more blacks are incarcerated is “ social injustice “. The reason more blacks are in jail is because more blacks get caught committing more crimes. Until the true source of the problem is addressed there can be no solution.


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