LONGS, S.C. (WBTW) — A 22-year-old woman is facing a murder charge in Sunday’s deadly shooting of another woman in Longs, according to an incident report and warrant obtained by News13.
Horry County police have charged Yunique Demesa Weathers of Columbia with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in the death of 21-year-old De-Erica Fisher. Weathers is being held without bond in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.
Fisher was identified on Monday as the victim by Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard. The shooting happened about 1:30 p.m. at Highway 9 and Pine Needle Drive, according to Willard, who said Fisher was shot multiple times.
Police arrested Weathers on Sunday after officers were called to the area and found several people pointing into a nearby field, according to the HCPD incident report. An officer walking around the edge of a canal and into the field then heard a gunshot, at which time he told the suspect to drop her gun.
The report said she appeared to clear the gun’s chamber and toss it to the ground before getting onto her knees and putting her hands behind her back. She was then taken into custody while another officer checked on the victim.
The shooting was also one of four deadly ones that happened on Sunday across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. The others happened in Darlington County, Dillon County and Florence. In addition, a man was also shot in the leg in Dillon County.
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