The Myrtle Beach Police Department has Lashawn Jarrett, 37, of Monroe, NC, in custody following an investigation into a shooting in the area of 14th Avenue North and North Ocean Boulevard on March 1, 2022. He is charged with Attempted Murder, Assault and Battery 1st Degree, Dischargeing a Firearm into a Vehicle, Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime, and Simple Possession of Marijuana.
The shooting occurred while Jarrett was involved in an altercation with a victim inside a vehicle. Detectives learned that during that altercation, Jarrett shot the victim, who is still receiving treatment for life-threatening injuries. Jarrett was also taken to the hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening gunshot injury and has been receiving treatment since the incident. Only one firearm was used during the shooting and was recovered by officers inside the vehicle.
Jarrett fired several times during the shooting, striking both the victim inside the vehicle and another vehicle parked nearby where another person was unloading items.
Jarrett is in custody at the Myrtle Beach Detention Center, awaiting a bond hearing.