An 11-year-old girl alerted a neighbor to an attack at a home that would reveal a deadly scene to detectives responding to a shooting incident Friday night in Bucksport.
According to a police report released Monday, officers were called to 8401 Martin Luther Drive at 11:50 p.m. A neighbor told police the girl, who knocked loudly on her door, said her mother’s boyfriend, 51-year-old Keith Davis, had pistol-whipped her and attacked her mother, 40-year-old Kristina Burroughs.
Three people, including Davis, Burroughs and Burroughs’ 10-months-old niece, Justice Burroughs, were found dead inside the home when officers arrived. Kristina Burroughs’ other niece, 2-year-old Katylin Bellamy, suffered critical injuries from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head, according to the report.
Cpl. Van Sissell was carrying Bellamy to an ambulance on scene when Officer Deneane Pennington arrived. Bellamy died from her injuries Sunday at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Pennington reported seeing Kristina Burroughs sitting in a living room chair across from the front door, with a gunshot wound to the right side of her neck. She was unresponsive, the report states.
Horry County Fire Rescue medics made several unsuccessful attempts to find a pulse on Justice Burroughs, who was found unresponsive on her side in a bedroom, Pennington reported.
Davis — named as the suspect in the report — was found lying on his back on the floor next to the bed in the room with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the right side of his head. A black firearm was on the bed surrounded by blood, according to the report.
Pennington placed a white blanket around the firearm to secure the weapon, she said, and noticed several ammunition rounds on the bed near the gun.
The neighbor told police that Davis was not the father of the children but was the boyfriend of Kristina Burroughs.
A silver Ford vehicle parked in front of the home had visible damage to its windshield and rear windows that were consistent with bullet holes, according to the report.