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Final suspect arrested in 2009 robbery, murder

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Lorenzo Juquel Herion (Source: MBPD) Lorenzo Juquel Herion (Source: MBPD)
Graham faces several charges, including murder and kidnapping (Source: MBPD) Graham faces several charges, including murder and kidnapping (Source: MBPD)
Antoine Days (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Antoine Days (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Christopher McDonald (Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department) Christopher McDonald (Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Myrtle Beach Police Department has now arrested the last of the four suspects wanted in connection to the murder of a Myrtle Beach man back in 2009.

On April 22, 2009, officers responded to a home along Cedar Street in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found Antonio Grate unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound.

Grate was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Further investigation revealed several armed suspects forced their way into the home and held three victims at gunpoint as they demanded money and property. Grate was one of those victims. The other two remained at the scene after the incident and were interviewed by police.

According to an affidavit, officers interviewed a man in May of 2011 in relation to an unrelated incident. During that interview, the man admitted to being involved in the robbery and the subsequent murder of Grate.

Through other interviews with the man and further investigation, officers were able to identify three other suspects, included Alex Antwain Graham, of Conway.

Those suspects were identified as Lorenzo Juquel Herion, Christopher McDonald and Antoine Days.

Police then interviewed one of the suspects, who also admitted to being involved in the robbery, and identified Graham and the others as additional suspects, according to the affidavit.

Upon further investigation, officers determined Graham and another suspect named in the affidavit carried firearms and they both pointed and presented those firearms at the victims at a close range.

Statements from suspects indicated a gunshot went off during the home invasion, causing Grate to suffer a gunshot wound to his chest.

As a result of the investigation, officers with the Conway Police Department arrested Graham, who was then transported to the Myrtle Beach Jail.

He has been charged him with murder, possession of weapon during the commission of a violent crime, burglary in the first degree, armed robbery and two counts of kidnapping.

Warrants were then issued for Herion, McDonald and Antoine Days.

Days turned himself in on Sept. 2, 2011 in connection to the murder. Shortly after, McDonald was arrested by Myrtle Beach Police.

Lorenzo Herion was taken into custody on Nov. 28 and transported to the Myrtle Beach Jail were he was served a warrant for murder, robbery, burglary and kidnapping.

Stick with WMBF News for the latest on Herion's bond hearing.

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