Shooting Victim the Witness in a First Degree Murder Case

The North Myrtle Beach Police Department turned to the community when they needed help tracking down two persons of interest believed to have been involved in the fatal shooting that took place outside of a local cafeteria in connection to a deadly shooting outside a North Myrtle Beach restaurant.


The police department released pictures of the two men who witnesses say were with the victim on the night before she was murdered. The images the police department used were ones taken from the victim’s cell phone.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts, please notify the police as soon as possible so they can take the steps needed to resolve the case. The police believe that the suspect is driving a white, four door car.

The shooting victim has been identified as Amanda Fisher who was just 29 years old when she died. Local police first learned about the shooting at about 11:00 a.m. when a call was made that a shooting had taken place in the K&W Cafeteria parking lot on Highway 17 North.

0709kwshooting04Witness statements lead the investigators to believe that Fisher was sitting inside a white car with a man at the time of the incident and that the man drew a gun and shot her while they were both inside the car. After shooting Fisher, investigators believe the man shoved her from the car before driving away.

The investigation eventually led to the arrest of two men from North Carolina who have been charged with Fisher’s murder: Nicolas McIver, 20, and Terrell Freeman 29.

“Freeman was picked up for having violated parole on another matter,” Dowling said, referring to a violation of that parole agreement. “McIver was picked up for having burned the victim’s car and possessing a stolen motor vehicle.”

This is not the first time Freeman has found himself facing serious criminal charges. In 2012, he was convicted of 2008 manslaughter.

Investigators have not yet released whether or not either Freeman or McIver have a link to the shooting death of Johnny Peay who was killed in 2012. When Peay was killed, Fisher was dating Deonte Lanier, who was charged with first-degree murder in Peay’s death.

The prosecution in the case forced Fisher to testify against Lanier. At the time of her testimony, Fisher made it very obvious to the jury that she was a reluctant witness and revealed that her decision to move to Myrtle Beach was triggered by a desire to avoid being subpoenaed. In order to ensure that Fisher actually appeared at the trial, se was arrested.


Although she did testify, Fisher’s trial statement didn’t mesh with the information she originally gave the officers assigned to Peay’s case. The trial ended with a hung jury.

“This is a tragic case and I hope that an investigation doesn’t reveal that insufficient measures were taken to provide protection to this young woman following her testimony,” said Joseph Sandefur, managing partner of Joe and Martin, a top personal injury firm with an office headquartered in Myrtle Beach.
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Pinecrest Police Capture Man Accused of Impersonating an FBI Agent and Armed Robbery

It’s difficult to tell which is more alarming, that Adam Gil exposed himself to female security guard, Nadia Philogene, or that he was willing to impersonate and FBI agent while he did so.

epic-1-mugThe police report about Adam Gil’s arrest states that on July 3, the 32 year old man approached Philogene while she was working in the 4000 block of Aurora Street. He promptly told her that he was an FBI agent and tried to get her to hand him her identification.

“He told me, ‘I am FBI and I need to see your ID.’ And I said, ‘No, no,’ and he said, ‘Stop, I need to see it’ and I said, ‘I don’t have the ID,’” Philogene recalled. “I said, ‘If you want my ID, call my supervisor,’ and he said, ‘I am not going to call anybody and he took my phone and my radio.’”

It was at this point that Gil grabbed her and exposed himself to her.  Philogene is still troubled by the experience. “He exposed himself. This made me feel bad.  Have nightmares about this and I feel bad.”

Coral Gables police responded to Philogene’s call for help, but where unable to find the man she described. The police report that when Philogene reported the crime, they they did find a surveillance camera that recorded the entire episode and helped them to put together a really good description of her attacker.

It took ten days before an anonymous source called in and reported that someone who fit Gil’s description had just allegedly committed a strong armed robbery. Pinecrest plie officers were quick to respond to the call and hurried to the scene of the ongoing armed robbery where they captured Gil, who bore a remarkable resemblance to the fake FBI agent described by Philogene.

When she was shown a photo line up, Philogene had no trouble picking out Gil’s photo. Pincecrest police officers converged on the location and detained Gil. Investigators conducted a photo lineup and Philogene positively identified Gil.

Edward Hudak“We got a call from your viewers and this worked. The community worked with us to get this person off the street,” Coral Gables Police Chief Edward Hudak said. “I feel we definitely prevented more serious victimization of someone else and this was a good day for us and a good day for citizens around. This guy could have done something that was worse.”

Philogene is grateful that the police apprehended Gil, but he story doesn’t have a happy ending. When the security company who employed Philogene learned of the story, the fired her. They claim that they didn’t need her to handle collection work any more, but she suspects that it has something to do with the incident with Gil.

“I’m very glad that the police apprehended this man before he did something even worse than FBI impersonation and exposing himself,” said Joe and Martin, managing partners at Joe and Martin Firm from South Carolina. “I hope that the young woman who was victimized pursues the matter of her employment and is able to prove that she was let go for unfair reasons.”

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