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West Virginia man in Myrtle Beach on vacation identified as victim of fatal shooting

Quentin Ahmad Jean

Jean mugshot. Provided

MYRTLE BEACH — A West Virginia man in Myrtle Beach on vacation was identified as the victim of a fatal shooting that took place on July 6, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office.

Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden said 40-year-old Joshua Wilson of Parkersburg, W.Va., died on July 10 from injuries he suffered after a shooting incident at 4th Avenue North and Broadway Street in Myrtle Beach.

The man accused of the crime, Quentin Ahmad Jean, 35, of Myrtle Beach, was arrested on July 7 by the Myrtle Beach Police Department with help of the city’s cameras.

Jean remains behind bars at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway. He was initially charged with one count of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

According to online records, Jean was later charged with murder after Wilson’s death.

Staci Wilson, the victim’s wife, posted the following on a GoFundMe page: “Me, my husband, and our youngest son went on a short vacation,” she said. “On July 6th at 1:40 am my husband was shot twice, once in the bottom of his heart and once in his left leg. When he was shot he coded and totaled our car leaving me and our son stuck 9 hrs from home.”

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