Coroner identifies man killed in barricade situation in Surfside Beach area
SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Horry County Coroner’s Office confirmed a 39-year-old man died from his injuries after an hours-long barricade situation in Surfside late Sunday night.
Hendrix Herschel Washington, 39, died from injuries on the scene at The Road Side Inn in Surfside Beach. Washington, originally from Charleston, was living in the Conway area.
An autopsy has been scheduled for later this week.
State authorities are now taking over an investigation that resulted in a person barricading themselves in the Surfside Beach area.
Officers were first in the area Sunday night as someone fired a weapon at some point during the incident before barricading themselves.
Police then worked to try and de-escalate the situation, but gunfire then broke out at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
At around 3:15 a.m. Monday, the Horry County Police Department said the incident was “resolved” after several hours in the area of 17th Avenue North. The department went on to say that the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division will now be taking over the investigation.
HCPD added that an officer had minor injuries from shrapnel at the beginning of the incident. The officer has already been released from the hospital.
WMBF News reporter Makayla Evans was at the scene and said after the situation was “resolved” she could see investigators looking into a room at the Road Side Inn, which is near the Ocean Lakes Campground.
The Surfside Beach Police Department, Myrtle Beach Police Department, Horry County Fire Rescue, Surfside Beach Fire Department, South Carolina Highway Patrol and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are among other agencies who assisted at the scene.
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