‘Get down!’: Relatives in targeted traffic jam requires address in Myrtle Seashore shooting that killed officer

Posted: Oct 4, 2020 / 03:47 PM EDT / Updated: Oct 4, 2020 / 03:47

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MYRTLE Beach front, S.C. (WBTW) — Much more than a dozen gunshots went off, firefighters ran into the road, and Brittany Ezell and three young children ended up trapped in a traffic jam. 

“Oh my God, what do I do? I really don’t know what to do,” she yelled, as a auto on the reverse side of the street raced away from the capturing all over 14th Avenue South and Yaupon Travel on Saturday night time. A video clip she shared with Information13 starts off with gunfire.  

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In 15 seconds of the pictures, a firefighter waved his hands and informed persons “get down in your automobile.” Ezell echoed, “get down, they reported, get down,” to the young children with her. 

They ended up heading house from getaway in Myrtle Seaside. 

“I was having the back again roads simply because all the unexpected we seen all these cop cars just coming from every single way,” Ezell advised Information13. “So I didn’t want to go the most important way because I considered that is where by all people was coming from and then we just kinda bought stuck in targeted visitors.”

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Then, she noticed officers “running every single which way and then the taking pictures begun.” 

With two teenagers and a a few-yr-old child, “my 1st assumed was I did not want a bullet coming by way of my home windows or something but just get them down in the floorboard,” Ezell stated. 

In considerably less than a moment, a firefighter instructed her to flip the auto all-around and get away. “I cannot breathe,” an individual in the vehicle said.

Ezell told the youngsters again, “everybody get down,” and requested them to place pillows above their bodies. 

In significantly less than two minutes, she was on the highway, absent from the gunfire. “It’s okay. It’s all right. Let me lock the doorways.” 

She took the little ones to McDonald’s, but they couldn’t eat. “They felt nauseous. I explained it was just their nerves and it would serene down in a little whilst and they ate their meals soon after about 30 minutes and then went to sleep.”

During a halt on the journey residence, Ezell recounted to Information13 a different shooting last spring involving gangs in downtown Myrtle Seashore. “It occurred 5 minutes right after we still left there.” She mentioned she read about it by the time she bought household. 

“We was not in it that time,” Ezell mentioned. “Forever, I have generally come to Myrtle Beach front like through the summer months time every yr and previous couple years it is just gotten insane. It is not like it used to be at all.”