Road Rage Leads to Fatal Shooting on Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – A tragic incident unfolded on Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard on May 25, resulting in the death of Cedric Reddick, a 31-year-old man from Columbia. Authorities reported that Reddick was shot multiple times during a road rage altercation, leading to his untimely demise at the scene. The Horry County Coroner’s Office confirmed his passing.

As tensions escalated on that fateful evening, the altercation culminated in violence, with 44-year-old Anthony Maurice Garner from Albemarle, N.C., being charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. The Myrtle Beach Police Department released a statement indicating that the shooting occurred in the 2300 block of North Ocean Boulevard. Garner’s arrest stemmed from his involvement in the altercation, where he allegedly fired his weapon, fatally striking Reddick.

In the aftermath of the incident, authorities are urging anyone with pertinent information to come forward and assist in the investigation. The Myrtle Beach Police Department can be reached at 843-918-1382, referencing case number 24-009577 for those providing tips or details related to the case.

The shooting took place amidst the influx of visitors for Memorial Day weekend, marking the commencement of the Grand Strand’s summer tourism season. Concurrently, the Atlantic Beach Bikefest was underway, attracting crowds to the area. The collision of these events with the tragic loss of Reddick has cast a somber shadow over the holiday weekend in Myrtle Beach.

This devastating episode serves as a grim reminder of the consequences of escalating conflicts and the lethal potential of weapons. Communities are left grappling with the aftermath of senseless violence, emphasizing the importance of de-escalation and peaceful resolutions in confrontational situations. As the investigation unfolds, the hope for justice and closure looms large for the loved ones of Cedric Reddick and all those affected by this tragic incident on Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard.