North Carolina man jailed after 1 hurt in shooting at Myrtle Beach resort

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A North Carolina man was taken into custody overnight Saturday after one person was injured in a shooting at the Ocean Reef Resort at 7100 North Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach, police said.

Jamie Lee Pickett, 39, of Wadesboro, North Carolina, is being charged with attempted murder, discharging firearms into a dwelling and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, police said. He is being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

The injured person was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover, police said.

Police said the incident began as a domestic dispute involving Pickett and another person. The victim was hurt while trying to intervene, police said.

Officers responded about 11:30 p.m. Saturday to a report of gunshots at the resort and identified Pickett as the suspect. Warrants obtained by News13 on Monday say that Pickett got into an argument with someone and the victim in the case separated the two. Pickett then allegedly started pounding on a hotel room door, telling the victim to let him in. After refusing, warrants say Pickett started shooting the door. He also shot through one of the windows of the room, according to warrants. The victim was shot multiple times.

The incident was captured on hotel security cameras.

According to police, Picket fled after the shooting but was arrested later by the South Carolina Highway Patrol after he was involved in a traffic crash just north of the city.

This is an ongoing investigation. Count on News13 for updates.


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