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The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened early Saturday in Myrtle Beach, according to a news release from city police.

Few details have been released, but the deadly shooting happened just after 2 a.m. near 65th Avenue North and Wedgewood Drive. 

32-year-old Matthew Graham of Loris died from injuries he sustained in the incident, Horry County Deputy Coroner Patty Bellamy said in an email.

The two Myrtle Beach officers involved were not injured, according to Myrtle Beach Police Department Cpl. Tom Vest.

"Per established protocol, SLED will be conducting an independent investigation, while MBPD will be reviewing the incident internally," the MBPD release stated. "We ask for patience while every lead is investigated."

SLED spokesman Tommy Crosby confirmed the state agency is investigating the case, but he referred all questions about the officers to city police.

"No additional information is available at this time as it is an active law enforcement proceeding," he said via email.  

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact SLED at 803-737-9000 or the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1382. 

Contact Charles D. Perry at 843-488-7236


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