N.C. woman charged with murder in connection to shooting death of 21-year-old in Longs area
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A suspect is in custody after a deadly weekend shooting in Longs.
Horry County police responded to reports of a shooting near Highway 9 and Pine Needle Drive around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
An officer found several people pointing out to a field when he arrived at the scene.
According to the report, the officer started walking around the edge of the canal and into the field when he heard what sounded like a gunshot.
A woman, identified as 22-year-old Yunique Weathers, was armed with a gun that was reportedly found in the field, and the officer shouted at her to drop the weapon.
The report stated that Weathers appeared to clear the chamber before tossing the gun to the ground. She then immediately dropped to her knees and put her hands behind her back, police said.
The officer approached the victim, who appeared to be dead, according to the report.
Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard identified the victim as 21-year-old De-Erica Fisher.
Willard said Fisher was shot several times and died at the scene.
Weathers was arrested and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
She is being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center under no bond.
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