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Man charged in shooting death of pregnant Myrtle Beach woman having bond hearing today

Ajay Alston (MBPD. WPDE background)

A bond hearing is set for next week for one of three men charged in connection to a shooting that resulted in the death of a pregnant Myrtle Beach woman.

Ajay Alston, 22, will appear before Judge Steven John at 1 p.m. on Oct. 30, according to a news release from the 15th Circuit Solicitor's Office.

You can watch the full hearing in the player below.

Alston was charged with attempted murder; possession of a weapon during a violent crime; unlawful possession of a weapon; assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature; and leaving the scene of a collision with fixed objects after the shooting that resulted in the death of Jadasia Monique Myers and her unborn baby girl, who was to be named Harmony, according to Myrtle Beach police.

Alston, Jordan Lee Pyatt, and Wallace Ralph Shelton Grant, Jr. were all arrested and charged in connection with that Sunday night shooting.

Pyatt was charged with murder; death of a child in utero; two counts of attempted murder; possession of a weapon during a violent crime; and unlawful possession of a weapon, according to warrants. The warrants state that Pyatt fired multiple rounds towards a group of people "indiscriminately" and Myers, who was pregnant, was hit by his gunfire.

Grant was charged with obstructing justice after, according to warrants, he lied to investigating officers about his involvement and the involvement of a co-defendant in this shooting investigation.

Warrants for Alston state that he was in the parking lot of building C of the Carver Street Apartments on Spivey Avenue when he shot at a man several times and chased him while shooting at him. He also tackled the man and hit him with the butt of the handgun before driving away in a white Toyota Camry, the warrants state.

Alston was driving the Camry, with Florida registration, east on Spivey Avenue when he ran off the road, hit a school bus stop shelter and hit a light pole, causing severe damage to the shelter and the light pole, the warrant states. His driving privileges were suspended in South Carolina, according to the warrant.

Alston had a previous conviction of strong armed robbery in 2014, according to the warrants, and was prohibited from possessing a firearm.

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Pyatt and Alston were identified by witnesses, according to the warrants, which also say the entire incident was captured on surveillance video. ABC15 News has requested that video.

We'll continue to follow this case and bring you updates as they come in.

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