Neighbor charged after deadly stabbing in Myrtle Beach

Grand Strand Crime

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A suspect is in custody after a deadly stabbing Tuesday evening in Myrtle Beach, according to Gretchen Kalar with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Ismail Omar Dickerson, 43, was arrested and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Dickerson and the victim are neighbors who have had an ongoing dispute, according to arrest warrants.

Officers began investigating after a report of a stabbing at 5:52 p.m. inside a home on the 1300 block of Dunbar Street, Kalar said. They found a man who had been stabbed and he was taken to the hospital.

The man died from his stabbing injuries, police said.

A short time later, officers searched the area after receiving information about the whereabouts of the suspect. Dickerson was found and taken into custody without further incident.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victim,” the department posted on social media.

Anyone who has any information in reference to the case is urged to call the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1382 or send an email to Callers can remain anonymous.

In January 2020, Dickerson was charged after allegedly holding a gun to a woman’s head and threatening to kill her.

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