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Tylor Daniel Deshaun Rogers of Myrtle Beach.

City resident responses to child murder are callous and shocking

Why are certain residents so defensive about the city’s good name concerning the reporting of ongoing murders inside Myrtle Beach? Why are they so insensitive to the family members of those murdered? Why are they more concerned about the city’s “good name”?

One hour before the Super Bowl began this past Sunday, a 14 year old child was murdered in a residence on 65th Avenue in the City of Myrtle Beach.

The police report states that Tylor Daniel Deshaun Rogers of Myrtle Beach pointed a firearm at Anthony Lemay and pulled the trigger, resulting in death.

On Monday, we reported the crime as what it was termed, a murder.

The report also states that  “the Defendant did show extreme reckless indifference for the life and safety of another.” 

Arrest warrants also show that Rogers admitted to breaking into a vehicle earlier in the day and stealing the handgun.

We covered this story on Monday. We reported what we were allowed to report at that time. However, we were notified by the police and did publish the incident as a murder.

Myrtle Beach Murder
Murder in Myrtle Beach

Responses we found on Social Media from Myrtle Beach city residents were peculiar at best, callous at worst. These comments were dispersed on our article in groups throughout Facebook.

CHILD – SHOT AND KILLED

Why is the media responsible for solving Myrtle Beach City Police issues? It is the high incidents of crimes in the city, compared to neighboring cities, that stands out.
Perhaps, but a child was murdered in this instance.
Folks, when we report a murder, it is a murder. We report facts.

The worst of these comments came from a woman who lives on the North End of Myrtle Beach. She constantly defends the city when any word of a crime is mentioned.

She called the 14 year old child a gang banger and said gang related murders could be expected anywhere.

WE REMOVED HER COMMENT. IT WILL NOT BE POSTED ENTIRELY VERBATIM ANYWHERE. The comment was cruel and insensitive concerning the death of a middle school child.

Myrtle Beach is rated among the three most dangerous cities in the state. This according to FBI crime statistics.

Why are certain residents so defensive about the city’s good name concerning the reporting of ongoing murders inside Myrtle Beach? Why are they so insensitive to the family members of those murdered? Why are they more concerned about the city’s “good name”?

The town experienced yet another murder around Christmas downtown at the Myrtle Beach Waffle House on 1st. Avenue North.

Myrtle Beach’s name does not need defending. The Myrtle Beach City Manager needs to be held to a higher standard.

Rodgers appeared in court Wednesday morning. Because of the seriousness of the charges against him, a judge informed the 20-year-old that bond must be set by a circuit court judge.

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About David Hucks

Born in 1961, David is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area.David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

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