A second suspect has been arrested who is allegedly connected to a 2016 double homicide, according to a release from Myrtle Beach Police Capt. Joey Crosby.
Aliga Campbell, 21, is charged with two counts of murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to police.
On July 23, 2016 officers responded after a verbal altercation broke out along Warren Street in Myrtle Beach, according to a police report from the incident.
The incident was reported by Myrtle Beach firefighters after they told police they had heard gunshots and then pounding on the fire station’s door that faced Warren Street. When they went to investigate, officials said they found two men who were critically injured by apparent gunshot wounds.
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Dameion Hakeem Alston, 26, and Marquis Jamal Burgess, 27, were transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where they died of their injuries, according to Tamara Willard, Horry County chief deputy coroner.
On Wednesday, officers thought they had located the suspect along White Street when they dispatched SWAT team members because of the violent nature of the crime.
After officials investigated, the suspect turned himself in when he was arrested without incident.
Calvin Derrell Ford, 29, was previously arrested without incident in 2016 in connection with the shooting. Ford faces two counts of murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a firearm as a felon for the shooting. The charges against Ford are still pending.
Witnesses on scene the night of the double homicide told police that Ford and Burgess had been arguing when Ford pulled a gun and began to fire. Burgess and Ford were wearing GPS monitoring devices from the Horry County Sheriff’s Department and were identified at the time and place of the shooting.
Ford had previous charges of second-degree violent burglary and was also facing charges of attempted murder as well as two weapons offenses from an incident in 2015.
At the time of the shooting Burgess was facing an attempted murder charge and two weapons violations after police say he had gotten into a gunfight with another man at Jimmagan’s Pub on Aug. 5, 2015.
Court records showed that he was released on bond for the charges the week before his death.
Alston also had charges against him after he was accused of shooting a man on a bicycle when the cyclist got too close to him and another man who were arguing on Dunbar Street and Graham Avenue on Oct. 16, 2015. At the time he was charged with attempted murder, but the case was dismissed on Feb. 11, according to online court records.
In February 2016, Alston was arrested again after he was named the lead suspect in two armed robberies in Myrtle Beach and Conway. He was charged with kidnapping, burglary, armed robbery and assault, which were still pending when he was shot.