26-year-old man charged with murder in Myrtle Beach shooting

 26-year-old man charged with murder in Myrtle Beach shooting


Police are investigating two armed robberies that took place Friday night in downtown Chapel Hill, according to a news release from the Chapel Hill Police Department.

Police are investigating two armed robberies that took place Friday night in downtown Chapel Hill, according to a news release from the Chapel Hill Police Department.

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Authorities have made an arrest in connection to Myrtle Beach’s most recent homicide, police said.

Myrtle Beach police have arrested Ernest Elijah Lesesne, 26, and charged him with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection to the killing of 25-year-old William Wallace.

Lesesne’s bond hearing is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Wallace lived in the Myrtle Beach area, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office.

Myrtle Beach police were dispatched to an apartment on the 200 block of Cedar Street about 11 a.m. Monday, Master Cpl. Thomas Vest said. Wallace was found with at least one gunshot wound and taken to the hospital, where he died about an hour later.

An incident report from the Myrtle Beach Police Department shows that police were called to the apartment for a reported overdose.

Wallace was unconscious when authorities arrived to the Cedar Street apartment, the incident report states. Police then realized Wallace had been shot.

The woman who called 911 lives at the address where Wallace was found unconscious, according to the police report. She told police she had left home the morning of the shooting to go to Walmart. When she returned an hour later, she found Wallace lying unresponsive on the apartment steps and called police, the incident report states.

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Jenna Farhat is a reporter covering the South Strand. She has served as the managing editor and the news editor of The Sunflower, an independent, student-run newspaper covering Wichita State University. During her time there, she won several Kansas Collegiate Media awards for her investigative reporting and for feature writing. While she served as managing editor, The Sunflower won awards from the Associated College Press and the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government. She has been with The Sun News since 2020. She was born in Ohio and grew up in Wichita, Kansas. She is fluent in Arabic.





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