MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A second man has been arrested in connection with the shooting on Ocean Boulevard on June 18 that injured seven, and was streamed live on Facebook, bringing national attention to Myrtle Beach.
Raekwon Graham, of North Carolina, was arrested Thursday and will appear for a bond hearing Friday at 4 p.m. He is charged with six counts of attempted murder, according to documents released by Myrtle Beach Police Friday.
An affidavit claims that Graham, along with Derias Little, who has already been arrested and charged in this case, and Keshawn Steele, exit a vehicle on 4th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard near a large group of people walking. Graham then climbs up on the car and begins to interact with the crowd and distracts one of the people.
As the crowd passed the vehicle, Little snuck up behind the crowd and struck the distracted person in the head, the affidavit states. As that person tried to run, he was chased and attacked by Graham, Little and Steele. The person was able to get away; that’s when Little pulled out a gun and began to fire into the crowd, striking six victims, including the person who was attacked.
An armed security guard then returned gunfire, and struck Little, the affidavit states. Little shot at the guard, grazing him. Little then walked west and carjacked a vehicle.
Little was taken to the hospital for his injuries after the incident, and was not identified or appear before a judge for a bond hearing until Tuesday.
Police have not released information about Keshawn Steele, the other co-defendant named in the affidavit.
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