Tylor Daniel Deshaun Rogers

Tylor Daniel Deshaun Rogers, 20, of Myrtle Beach is charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy.

A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with Sunday's fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Myrtle Beach.

Tylor Daniel Deshaun Rogers of Myrtle Beach was detained on the night of the shooting and has been in custody since the incident, according to a news release from the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Investigators determined the gun used in the shooting was stolen during a vehicle break-in on Calhoun Road earlier that day.

Rogers faces charges of murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, possession of a stolen firearm, breaking into a motor vehicle and simple possession of marijuana.

Rogers admitted to taking a gun that was inside a car, according to arrest warrants. He said he "unloaded the weapon to make it safe" before pointing it at the victim's chest and pulling the trigger of the gun, warrants say. Police responded to the 6300 block of Wildwood Trail and found the victim with a single gunshot wound to the chest and about six grams of marijuana.

Wearing an orange jail jumpsuit, Rogers appeared before Myrtle Beach City Judge Glenn Ohanesian Wednesday morning for a bond hearing. The judge said he could not set bond on the murder charge. He said a circuit court judge will determine if bond is set on the murder charge and the three additional felony counts. Ohanesian said he would set bond for the simple possession charge.

The victim in the shooting was 14-year-old Anthony Lemay, Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler said. He attended Forestbrook Middle School, according to an Horry County Schools spokeswoman. An autopsy was scheduled for earlier this week.

Few details have been released by police about the shooting.

Officers were called to the 500 block of 65th Avenue North after the incident was reported at around 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Myrtle Beach Police Cpl. Tom Vest said.

Police initially said one person suffered serious injuries and later confirmed the person died.

A post sent out by the Myrtle Beach Police Department Facebook page states, "This is a tragic loss of life and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim."

Authorities continue to investigate. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the MBPD at 843-918-1382. Callers can remain anonymous.

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DavidPhipps

I’m not even gonna venture a guess regarding details of the shooting!!

Tcooper

Yes it was an accident.

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