MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Myrtle Beach Police are now up to four arrests in the murder of an Andrews man last month in the parking lot of a motel on Flagg Street.
On Saturday, June 11, Myrtle Beach police arrested 20-year-old Devoshay Scott around noon for murder charges.
Officers previously arrested Lourie Earl Maurice Pearson, 24, Saturday for the crime.
Myrtle Beach police officers were called to reports of gunshots fired at the Fountainbleau Inn on Flagg Street around 2 a.m.on May 27th.
Lt. Joey Crosby said when officers arrived on scene, they found a victim and attempted to perform CPR. The man eventually died from his injuries, Crosby said.
Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler identifies the victim as 23-year-old Pierre Allen, of Andrews. An autopsy was scheduled for Friday afternoon, and the cause of death has been determined as mass trauma due to gunshot, adds Fowler.
Police say video surveillance shows Pearson outside the Fountainbleau Inn in Myrtle Beach Friday morning with the victim before the shooting. An affidavit obtained by News13 says a car stops near the victim on Flagg Steet, Pearson walks up to the car and then calls the victim over to the passenger side where he is shot in the chest. Police say Pearson worked with the people in the car to kill Allen.
Tysheria Di Quaysia Salters, 19, is also charged with accessory after the fact to a felony in connection with the crime.
A third arrest was made the following Wednesday. Lt. Crosby says Rashad Jazz Murphy, 23, is also charged with murder in Allen’s death.
Murphy made his first court appearance before a judge Thursday afternoon. He stood before the judge and said he was originally from Williamsburg County and went to school in Orangeburg but that he recently moved to Myrtle Beach with the hopes of attending Coastal Carolina University.
The judge read Murphy his rights and told him he will now be transferred to J. Ruben Long Detention Center where he will appear before a judge on August 12th at 1:00 pm.
“In this particular case, we reached out to the home agency and requested their assistance in identifying individuals, getting additional information, getting background information, which is vital to our investigation and will assist us to wrap up this investigation,” said Crosby.
Crosby says he cannot say how they were able to arrest the three or if they were looking for any additional suspects in the case, but that they have several questions to answer to move forward with the case.
“What kind of evidence do you have? What is your physical evidence compared to the statements that you have, compared to what information you may get from the defendants once they’re arrested. So, as you look at all those pieces of the puzzle together, you try to put those together to see how they fit together and where you need to move forward next with your investigation. Does it carry you to another location, or does it remain here in the city of Myrtle Beach?.” said Crosby.
Crime Scene investigators were seen taking pictures and placing evidence markers in the parking lot outside the building Friday morning. Employees say they heard what sounded like firecrackers and then police came shortly after.
This isn’t the first shooting that has happened at this location. In 2014 over Memorial Day weekend, someone was shot in the leg at this same inn.
Police say they still don’t know if the people involved in this case were in Myrtle Beach for Bikefest.