Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Myrtle Beach Mayor: ‘Argument over parking turned violent, NC man charged with murder of Columbia SC man


The Mayor of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has verified that a tragic shooting in her city on Saturday night stemmed from a heated argument over parking that escalated into violence.

At approximately 10:49 p.m. that evening, Myrtle Beach police were alerted to a shooting incident in the 2300-Block of North Ocean Boulevard. Upon reaching the scene, officers discovered the lifeless body of Cedric Keaunte Reddick, a 31-year-old from Columbia, South Carolina.

Reddick had just marked his 31st birthday in January before the untimely event unfolded on that fateful Saturday night.


Cedric Keaunte Reddick, shot and killed Saturday night in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Cedric Keaunte Reddick, shot and killed Saturday night in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

“It is just very unfortunate that some people choose to handle something as simple as a parking dispute with violence. I think that overshadows what the meaning of Memorial Day is,” Mayor Brenda Bethune told News13.

The suspect involved in the shooting has been named as Anthony Maurice Garner, a 44-year-old individual from Albemarle, North Carolina. Garner has been charged by the police with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Anthony Maurice Garner, charged with murder.
Anthony Maurice Garner, charged with murder.

A mugshot photograph of Garner, which was previously unavailable, has now been made public.

Anthony Maurice Garner, charged with murder.
Anthony Maurice Garner, charged with murder.

Garner remains in jail with no bond.

The authorities are currently conducting an ongoing investigation into the shooting incident.


  1. I am definitely praying for our community. I have five boys and this is a nightmare. I pray for both families because the situation is a very sad testament of the way our community suffers and is ready to unalive each other.

  2. Can we please go back to fighting? Melanated men are losing their lives at an excelerated rate nowadays. This is sad and sickening.

  3. Girl they beat him with a pistol his face would have been jacked up I seen someone that got pistol whipped and naw that’s a no for me gone ahead and say bye to your cousin if that’s the story he goin with

  4. I wanna know what actually led to this situation at the parking incident. Still wasn’t no need to shot someone in the head😭 now that man can’t even see his family anymore! Learn how to fight instead of killing. Now Anthony life is over, over some dumb a*s s*** rot in jail!

    • This comment is ignorant ….”learn how to fight” say that man fight then loose his life then what , he deserve to die. Nobody deserve to die but instead of learning to fight how about we just all walk away cause everybody shooting nowadays and it’s best to be safe than sorrow

  5. This is sad. That young went to have a good time and now he will not even make it back home over none scene.

  6. Hang his a*s out to dry in blood. My son was murdered and there is no kind of excuse that could justify taking a man’s life.

    • My Deepest Sympathies and Prayers to you and your Family.; He was my Student and Went to School with my Kids. 💔🥲🙏🏾🕊️

  7. Anthony is my cousin and he does bother anyone and for my understanding they had beat him with a pistol so he was defending himself


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