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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