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One person facing charges in connection with a fatal shooting in Horry County

HORRY COUNTY, South Carolina – One person is charged following a fatal shooting in Horry County.

Asia Beaty, 26, was arrested and charged with murder on Wednesday for the shooting death of 22-year-old Christa Lee inside a residence on Oak Grove Road near Conway.

According to a police report acquired by WMBF News, Horry County Police Department officers discovered Lee in a back bedroom with a gunshot wound after a shooting was reported.

The arrest request for Beaty indicates that she armed herself with a firearm and took an Uber to Lee’s residence on Oak Grove Road, where they fought.

According to the arrest warrant, “During the altercation, Ms. Beaty fired the handgun inside the residence, and the bullet passed through an inside door to strike the victim in the head, resulting in the victim’s death.”

Michelle McSpadden, deputy coroner for Horry County, stated that Lee was originally from Florence but was now residing near Conway.

Horry County Police Department is conducting an investigation.

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