A Myrtle Beach woman was indicted by an Horry County grand jury in the shooting death of her ex-boyfriend outside the home of his new girlfriend, according to court records.
Vivian Lynn Schrader-Falls, 52, of Myrtle Beach, was indicted on a charge of murder in the March 31 shooting of 46-year-old Tony Marvin Hughes, according to indictments released Wednesday.
An Horry County police report showed that Schrader-Falls was arrested by Horry County police after they were called for a shooting at 8:35 a.m. March 31 in the 200 block of Bay Forge Road, which is located off Clay Pond Road and Burcale Road near Myrtle Beach.
An officer found Schrader-Falls sitting in a vehicle that was parked at the end of a driveway and she had a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun in the seat with her, according to the report. The officer took her into custody and then found Hughes face down beside a vehicle parked in the driveway closer to the house.
EMS arrived at the scene and took Hughes to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 9:05 a.m. March 31, Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler said at the time of the shooting. An autopsy showed that Hughes was shot multiple times in the upper torso and the wounds damaged vital organs.
The report showed that a 48-year-old woman lived in the home and she called police to report her boyfriend had been shot. The woman told officers that Schrader-Falls came to the house, knocked on the door and asked if Hughes was there.
The woman said she told Schrader-Falls that Hughes was not at the house and shut the door, according to the report. The woman said Hughes told her that “it looks like ‘Vivian, my ex-girlfriend that she was ok and I’ll go talk to her.’”
The woman said Hughes went outside and a few moments later she heard two gunshots, according to the report. The woman told police she looked out the window and saw Schrader-Falls standing over Hughes and she shot him again before she went and sat in her vehicle.
A neighbor told police he was sleeping when he heard the sound of four gunshots and saw Schrader-Falls standing over Hughes with a gun, according to the report. The neighbor said he heard Schrader-Falls say “I’m not going to jail.”
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