July 21, NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – An armed & dangerous suspect is now 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 North Myrtle Beach 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 (State Law Enforcement Division) and HCPD (Horry County Police Department) officers assisted in the search for Alston.
SLED is investigating the officer-involved shooting.