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Myrtle Beach police charge man in connection with double murder

Calvin Derrell Ford (Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department) Calvin Derrell Ford (Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department)
Police responded to the scene of a deadly shooting Saturday night in Myrtle Beach. (Source: Andy Stein) Police responded to the scene of a deadly shooting Saturday night in Myrtle Beach. (Source: Andy Stein)
A man was arrested in connection with a deadly shooting Saturday night in Myrtle Beach. (Source: WMBF News) A man was arrested in connection with a deadly shooting Saturday night in Myrtle Beach. (Source: WMBF News)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that resulted in the deaths of two people Saturday night, according to Lt. Joey Crosby.

Crosby said as a result of the investigation, officers identified Calvin Derrell Ford as a suspect and arrested him without incident at 4:30 p.m., Sunday. 

Ford was charged with two counts of murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Other charges may be pending, Crosby added. 

Jonny McCoy, the attorney representing Ford, said the suspect was wearing a GPS monitoring device at the time of his arrest.

"He never had any issues on his monitor, always reported, paid his fees and was allowed to visit his newborn child and family around Myrtle Beach," McCoy said Monday afternoon. "There is a lot more to this case than it seems and Calvin and his family look forward to vigorously fighting these charges in court through his attorney."

According to Tamara Willard, the chief deputy coroner for Horry County, two men were shot at 1008 Warren St., just before 9 p.m., Saturday. Both men were transported to Grand Strand Medical Center where they died from their injuries.

The two victims were identified as 26-year-old Dameion Alston and 27-year-old Macquis Burgess. Willard's report stated Alston died at 9:35 p.m., and Burgess died at 9:55 p.m. Both were from Myrtle Beach.

When the shooting happened Saturday night, officers roped off a home on Warren Street off Mister Joe White Avenue, near the Myrtle Beach Fire Station One. An officer on the scene told a WMBF News reporter that the two victims that were shot have died. 

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