Man facing murder charge arrested in connection to Florence shooting

Michael Joe Smith Source: Florence County Booking

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – A man wanted in connection to a deadly shooting of a 55-year-old man on Wednesday was arrested in Myrtle Beach, according to the Horry County Public Information Officer Krystal Dotson.

Major Mike Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office says Michael Joe Smith, 39, of Florence faces a murder charge.  Smith is being held at the Florence County Detention Center on Saturday while he awaits a bond hearing.

Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby says deputies were called to Francis Marion Road around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and found a man with a gunshot wound. Florence County Coroner Keith VonLutcken says Malcolm Kindred “Kenny” Kemmerlin died after being taken to the hospital.

Michael Joe Smith
Michael Joe Smith