Police are searching for two Horry County suspects dubbed “armed and dangerous” for the killing of a man March 27 during a Myrtle Beach area home invasion.
Jesse Christopher Roberts, 24, of Myrtle Beach was charged Tuesday with murder and possession of a firearm as a felon in the 5530 Gwen Drive shooting.
Police say Roberts participated in the killing of 36-year-old Tyrice Smalls by providing “transportation, specific intelligence, support and concealment for co-defendants in the murder,” according to an arrest warrant.
Alex Devon Gourdine, 21, of Myrtle Beach and 23-year-old Tevin George Johnson of Little River are accused of shooting Smalls after entering the home with firearms on the night of March 27. Both suspects have been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Gourdine also faces a count of possessing a firearm as a felon.
Horry County police responded to a reported shooting at the Gwen Drive home in the unincorporated area of Myrtle Beach around 11:30 p.m. Officers found Smalls lying unresponsive on his back in a rear bedroom of the home.
An autopsy conducted the following day revealed Smalls died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Horry County Police Department detectives arrested Roberts during a search Monday of a home on Jonquil Place in Seagate Village, where officers say they discovered additional leads in the case.
Roberts has also been accused of an unlawful sell or delivery of a firearm. He is being held at the Horry County Detention Center.
Gourdine and Johnson are still at large. The suspects are “considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached,” according to an Horry County Police Department news release.
Anyone with information about the suspects’ whereabouts is asked to contact local law enforcement or leave a tip on the tip line at 843-915-8477 (843-915-TIPS).