35-year-old Myrtle Beach man identified as murder victim

 35-year-old Myrtle Beach man identified as murder victim

Myrtle Beach police.

Myrtle Beach police.


Authorities have identified the victim of Myrtle Beach’s most recent homicide as 25-year-old William Wallace.

Wallace lived in the Myrtle Beach area, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard.

Myrtle Beach police were dispatched to 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, Willard said.

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.

The woman who called 911 lives at the address where Wallace was shot, 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.

The report states that police later learned that Wallace had been shot by an unknown suspect.

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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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