GPS leads police to Myrtle Beach man charged with two counts of murder

MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) –  Myrtle Beach Police say they’ve arrested a man in connection to a deadly shooting Saturday evening in Myrtle Beach.

Calvin Ford Source: Myrtle Beach PD Booking website
Calvin Ford
Source: Myrtle Beach PD Booking website

Lt. Joey Crosby with the Myrtle Beach Police Department said police arrested Calvin Derrell Ford around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.  Ford is being charged with two counts of murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and felon in possession of a firearm.

Crosby says there could be additional charges in the future. According to the arrest warrants, witnesses say Ford got into an argument with one of the shooting victims and began firing off multiple rounds.

Myrtle Beach Police say Ford was on GPS monitoring by the Horry County Sheriff’s Department and the GPS unit confirmed Ford was at the shooting location at the time it happened but fled the scene after.

Horry County Coroner Tamara Willard confirmed Dameion Alston, 26, and Macquis Burgess, 27, both of Myrtle Beach, died Saturday evening at Grand Strand Medical Center from injuries sustained in the shooting earlier that evening.

Crosby said officers responded to the shooting just before 9 p.m. at 1008 Warren Street.

Myrtle Beach Police are continuing to investigate.

The police report says firefighters at Station #1 in Myrtle Beach heard gun shots and had someone pounding on their back door.  When officers arrived they found two victims critically wounded.

Stay with News13 as we continue to learn more.

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