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Police: Man wanted in 2014 murder turns self in

Devin Heyward (Photo Source: Al Cannon Detention Center) Devin Heyward (Photo Source: Al Cannon Detention Center)
Police released this surveillance image from the shooting showing an SUV believed to be involved. (Photo Source: NCPD) Police released this surveillance image from the shooting showing an SUV believed to be involved. (Photo Source: NCPD)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A man wanted in connection with a 2014 shooting death turned himself in to authorities Tuesday night.

Devin Deshawn Heyward, 23, is charged with murder in connection with the death of William Dean, according to North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor.

In an affidavit, investigators accused Heyward and at least one other shot multiple times at the victim, striking him in the head, according to the affidavit. 

During the investigation, authorities received word that Heyward owned a GMC Yukon that was used during the shooting incident, the affidavit states. Investigators say the vehicle was recovered during the execution of a search warrant. Heyward's cell phone call detail records show the device in the area of the incident at the time of the incident, the affidavit states.

An examination of a spent projectile recovered from the back passenger seat of the vehicle was sent to the State Law Enforcement Division where forensic examiners determined the projectile matched the victim's firearm, the affidavit states.

Police responded on the evening of Nov. 11, 2014, at a Dorchester Road hotel and discovered the victim lying on the ground of the parking lot, according to an incident report.

Witnesses told police a man, later identified as Bryant Jones, fled the scene running towards a nearby club. Officers say Jones was spotted exiting the building in a "rapid manner."

When Jones was ordered to the ground, he told police, "The gun that shot my friend is in my backpack." He later said, "The gun is in the bag in the bathroom."

A report states officers found a small backpack in the men's bathroom with a .45 caliber handgun inside. The gun had been reported as stolen in Michigan. 

According to NCPD investigators, the victim and Jones arrived Tuesday from Detroit on a Greyhound Bus. The affidavit states Jones told investigators he and Dean arrived from Detroit "to deliver a quantity of pills" to another man.

Jones told police he and Dean went to the side of the hotel when a gold SUV pulled up and began firing at them, striking his friend. Police released a surveillance photo of the vehicle, which they identified as a 2001 GMC Yukon, after the incident.

Jones, 19, was charged with with unlawful carrying of a firearm.

Heyward was being held at the Charleston County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

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