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UPDATE: An arrest made in murder of Tabor City man



     A Murrells Inlet man has been charged in an overnight shooting outside of a Myrtle Beach restaurant that left a Tabor City man dead.

     Niko Juwan Williams, 23, of Murrells Inlet has been charged with murder, attempted murder, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, Cpl. Thomas Vest of the Myrtle Beach Police Department said Friday.

     Police continue to investigate, and ask that anyone with information on the shooting that left Albert “AJ” Soles Jr. of Tabor City dead contact the department at 843-918-1382 or by email at

Friday morning post

     A Tabor City man died after being shot outside a Myrtle Beach fast food restaurant early Friday, another man was hit by the gunfire, and a suspect is in custody.

     Albert “AJ” Soles Jr., 24, died of his injuries, Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden said.

     Social media posts indicated the second victim was also from the Tabor City area, though Myrtle Beach police have not confirmed that, or identified the person.

     Multiple Grand Strand news outlets reported that police were called to the Cook Out restaurant at 1800 North Kings Hwy about 1 a.m. for a reported shooting, and found two people hurt, both taken to a hospital.

     Police have a person in custody, but have not identified that person or any charges. Police are treating the case as a murder.

     Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1382.

     Look for updates on this story here as events warrant, and the full story in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.