MBPD: Suspect fled after deadly Myrtle Beach bar shooting, arrested in California

MBPD: Suspect fled after deadly Myrtle Beach bar shooting, arrested in California
Jermaine Gattison (Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – One man is charged with murder following a deadly shooting at a Myrtle Beach bar in March, authorities said.

Myrtle Beach police MCpl. Tom Vest confirmed that 36-year-old Jermaine Gattison was arrested in connection with the shooting at Donny’s Saloon on March 25.

Myrtle Beach police revealed that Gattison fled the area after the shooting and was located and arrested in California with the help of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

Online records show he was booked May 3 on charges of murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Gattison had a bond hearing Tuesday afternoon, where the judge could not set a bond due to the serious nature of the charges. A circuit court judge will have to set bond during Gattison’s initial appearance which is set for 1 p.m. on July 9.

Gattison did note during his bond hearing that has retained an attorney for this case.

The victim in the shooting, 26-year-old Jas’sier Wilson, of Surfside Beach, died on April 2 from injuries sustained in the shooting.

Arrests warrants for Gattison obtained by WMBF News showed that Wilson was shot several times while trying to leave an argument.

“Detectives learned that the Victim attempted to leave the area after heated argument, in which time he was grabbed by the Defendant and shot several times,” the arrest warrants state.

Documents show that Gattison was identified by video surveillance.

Also during the investigation, authorities said staff at the bar did not call law enforcement or seek treatment for the victim and instead attempted to clean up the crime scene.

This included mopping up the floor and removing shell casings in an attempted to impede the investigation, police said.

Those four people were charged with obstruction of justice in the case. They are:

  • Brian Rommel Foushee, 36, of Atlantic Beach
  • Isabella Rena Gaghum, 24, of Myrtle Beach
  • Danny Kevin Gunter, 37, of Myrtle Beach
  • Dominique Nichole Nance, 24, of Myrtle Beach

Each was eventually granted a $5,000 personal recognizance bond on a charge of obstruction of justice.

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Donny’s Saloon has since reopened as The Location, a hookah lounge, island bar and grill.

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