Suspect in Georgetown homicide was out on bond for 2021 double murder

Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 5:44 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2023 at 1:30 PM EST
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GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - An investigation is underway in Georgetown County after a man was found fatally shot at a home early Wednesday morning.

Deputies with Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home on Meadow Street just after midnight where multiple witnesses said they heard gunshots and saw an unidentified group of people running down the road immediately after. The shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. GCSO said.

Georgetown County Coroner Chase Ridgeway said TyQuez Demetrius Walker, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting.

Sheriff Carter Weaver said Ryan O’Neil Woodruff, 30, is in custody following the fatal shooting on Meadow Street Tuesday night.

Woodruff was detained at the scene and further investigation resulted in his arrest.

Woodruff was out on bond after being charged with the May 2021 murder of Debra Goins and Roger Woodruff Sr. on Graham Road in the Georgetown Community. He is currently being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center pending warrant service for murder.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 843-546-5102.