MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Bond was granted Monday for one of two suspects in a deadly shooting in Myrtle Beach Sunday morning and another suspect is still wanted, according to officials.
Three people, including a juvenile, have been charged in connection with Sunday morning’s deadly shooting in Myrtle Beach that killed 17-year-old DyQuavyon Dickens, who attended South Florence High School and was an athlete.
Tai’yuan Ja’rel Jackson, 20, of Effingham, has been charged with murder, three counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, unlawful carry of a handgun and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Li’quan Tyrese Hickson, 22, also of Effingham, has been charged with accessory after fact.
Hickson was given a $35,000 surety bond and will be on house arrest with monitoring. Jackson was not granted bond because only a circuit court judge can set bond for a murder charge.
Hickson allegedly drove the suspects away from the scene after the shooting and removed things from the vehicle to make it harder to identify, according to an official at the bond hearing. The car was later stopped by Horry County police on Highway 501.
Officials said one person is still wanted in connection with the shooting.
Officials at the bond hearing allege that more than 20 shots were fired and the area was highly-populated.
A juvenile, who hasn’t been identified by police, also was arrested after the shooting, which police said happened about 1:30 a.m. in a parking lot near Mr. Joe White Avenue and Withers Alley.
Warrants obtained by News13 show that Jackson allegedly shot at Dickens in the parking lot “without provocation.” Dickens was found a “short distance” away from the shooting location and later died.
After the bond hearing, Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock said the violence is frustrating.
“I will just say this is extremely frustrating, Prock said. “We have to — as a nation, as a state, in our communities — continue to be involved. And our parents, our families, need to continue to be involved. We have to be impactful. [We] have to get involved in order to make a difference.”
In a Facebook post on Monday, Myrtle Beach police said responding officers were less than 100 yards away and were at the scene within 30 seconds of the shooting. Investigators were able to quickly identify the people involved.
“I want to commend our officers and team for their quick turn around of this case and getting these individuals identified and in custody so fast,” Prock said in the post. “They came to Myrtle Beach with a problem that began in another jurisdiction and it ended here in tragedy. This department will hold those responsible accountable.”