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Old November 21st, 2021 #363
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Warrants: Suspects in deadly Halloween weekend shooting in Myrtle Beach planned to rob victim

by: Dennis Bright
Posted: Nov 16, 2021 / 05:01 PM EST / Updated: Nov 17, 2021 / 05:46 AM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Arrest warrants for two people charged in a deadly shooting over the Halloween weekend indicate that the killing took place during a scheme by the suspects to rob the victim.

The warrants obtained by News13 do not reveal many details about their alleged plot to commit an armed robbery that led to the Oct. 30 death of Patrick Smith, 49, of Marshville, North Carolina. However, they do indicate that Smith was apparently trying to flee from the suspects when he was shot.

Two suspects, Katerena Bedjan, 27, of Leland, North Carolina, and Leo Watkins, 17, of Surfside Beach, who also had a Henderson, North Carolina, address, each face murder and criminal-conspiracy charges. They both are being held without bond in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

The perps:

The victim, Patrick Smith: