Third murder suspect arrested after man killed in Socastee-area home

Alex Devon Gourdine
Alex Devon Gourdine

The third murder suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 36-year-old man in late March at a Socastee-area home was arrested Wednesday.

Alex Devon Gourdine, 21, of Myrtle Beach was arrested by Horry County police and remains jailed. He is charged with murder, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, jail records show.

On April 7, Horry County police announced Gourdine was wanted in connection with the death of Tyrice Smalls.

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. March 27. 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.

Suspects Jesse Christopher Roberts, 24, of Myrtle Beach and 23-year-old Tevin George Johnson of Little River have been arrested and charged in connection with the case.

Both suspects have been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, jail records show.

Horry County Police Department detectives arrested Roberts during a search April 4 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.

Johnson surrendered at police on April 7, authorities said.

Both Gourdine and Johnson allegedly entered the Gwen Drive home with guns, and Roberts participated in the killing of Smalls by providing “transportation, specific intelligence, support and concealment for co-defendants in the murder,” according to an arrest warrant.

Gourdine, Johnson, and Roberts are being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, records show.

Elizabeth Townsend: 843-626-0217, @TSN_etownsend