No charges for Horry County juvenile in fatal stabbing

SOCASTEE, S.C. - Police and prosecutors have decided not to charge a juvenile who stabbed a man in the neck.

Horry County Police say the juvenile saw a man dragging a woman and hitting her in the face around 10 p.m. Wednesday at a home in Socastee. Investigators say the juvenile grabbed a knife, stabbing the man once.

Authorities say 41-year-old Derrick Moore died a short time later at the hospital.

Horry County Police Lt. Robert Kegler says investigators consulted with prosecutors and decided no charges should be filed because it was a justifiable homicide. The case is now closed.

Police did not release the juvenile's name, age or gender or any relationship with the woman being attacked.