Longs man arrested for fatal April 30 shooting at Horry County club


HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A Longs man has been arrested for murder for a fatal shooting at a club in the Finklea area of Horry County on April 30, police confirm.

Dimnique Bellamy, 23, was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting, according to a police news release. The shooting happened at the PNR Club on April 30, 2017, and the victim was previously identified by the coroner as Laquint Oneal Boyd, 37, of Loris. Six people total were struck by gunfire in the incident, according to Horry County Police.

A witness told police two men arguing outside the club began shooting at each other. A security guard then began shooting at the men, according to the police report. The men left in a red Dodge Charger and a silver Nissan Altima. When one of the men fired shots from the window of the Charger, the security guard fired back.

In addition, officers responded to Freemont Road in Longs on April 30 after multiple homes were shot at, according to Dotson. Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard previously said Rainy Valentine, 57, died after being shot at his Freemont Road home. Dotson confirmed that the shootings at the P&R Club and on Freemont Road were related.

Bellamy was apprehended without incident in Little River, and is detained at the Horry County Detention Center, charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Two other men were arrested back in May in connection with this incident. Willis Henry Boyd, 31, of Tabor City, N.C., was charged with attempted murder, pointing and presenting firearms at a person, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Earl Williams, 28 of Longs, was charged with attempted murder, obstructing justice, pointing and presenting a firearm, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

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