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Man found dead in North Myrtle Beach roadway, police charge one with murder

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Horry County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson walks though the legal process from the time someone is arrested until the time they are sentenced.
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Horry County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson walks though the legal process from the time someone is arrested until the time they are sentenced.

One person faces life in prison for allegedly shooting and killing a man in North Myrtle Beach on Sunday night.

North Myrtle Beach police charged Sebastian Dominic Kaisk, 18, with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a man in the roadway at Smith Street and 38th Avenue South, according to North Myrtle Beach police. The victim — 32-year-old Tyler Schaeffer — was shot and later pronounced dead at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

Shortly after the alleged shooting, Kaisk returned to his mother’s home, Miranda Kaisk, Kaisk’s mother, told The Sun News. Her son has lived in Department of Social Service care for most of his life, but they reconnected after he was released. At the home, Sebastian asked his mom to cut his hair.

“’Mom, I love you,’” Miranda Kaisk recalled her son telling her.

“What did you do? “ she asked.

“’Nothing. Nothing. I just want you to know that I love you,’” he reportedly told his mom.

Police used video surveillance of the shooting to obtain a photo of the suspect and later saw a person matching their description near the 2700 block of U.S. Highway 17 South, where Kaisk was detained around 5 p.m. Monday.

Kaisk is being held at the North Myrtle Beach Detention Center.

Kaisk was charged by Atlantic Beach police in April with disorderly conduct. He was found guilty and ordered to pay $257.50 in costs and fines. He also was charged as a juvenile in 2018 for malicious injury to property.

On Tuesday, police announced Kaisk’s arrest, leaving his mom dumbfounded.

“I couldn’t believe it,” she said.

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Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.
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