Coroner’s office identifies man killed in Ocean Boulevard shooting; 8 people in custody

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — The coroner’s office has identified a person who was killed Thursday morning in a shooting on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach.

Officers arrived and found one person unresponsive at about 1:20 a.m. on the second floor at the Waterpark Motel on South Ocean Boulevard, along with other people involved, according to police. The person killed has been identified as Jermaine Stewart, 43, of Conway, according to Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden.

The shooting is being investigated as a homicide, police said.

A large amount of drugs were found in the motel room, according to police. A person involved was charged with possession of drugs. That suspect’s name hasn’t been released.

Detectives identified another scene at the Motel 6 on Frontage Road East in Myrtle Beach, in which police were informed that the people involved were at the Bermuda Sands Motel on North Ocean Boulevard, according to police.

One of the people involved was found with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, and large amounts of drugs were also found at the Bermuda Sands Motel, police said.

The incident remains under investigation and one suspect is still outstanding. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Deusing at 843-918-1904 or jduesing@cityofmyrtlebeach.com or Detective Shumpert at 843-918-1911 or jshumpert@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

A person who is not thought to be related to the shooting crashed into some of the police cars on scene.

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