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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Armed & dangerous suspect arrested after officer-involved shooting

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- An armed & dangerous suspect is in custody after an early morning officer-involved shooting. 

William Joshua Alston was arrested shortly before 1 p.m. today. Alston is accused of opening fire on NMB Police Officers as they tried to serve an outstanding warrant. No officers were hurt. 

The search for Alston focused on two areas, one on Oyster Catcher and one in the Briarcliff RV Resort, where Alston was captured without incident. He is being transported to the hospital. 

SLED and HCPD officers assisted in the search for Alston and SLED is investigating the officer-involved shooting. 

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