SHALLOTTE, NC (WWAY) — Two men are in custody charged with murdering a Shallotte man in Myrtle Beach.
Now family and friends of Alton Daniels are left trying to make sense of what happened.
“I lost it. It blew my mind. It was mind boggling,” said Kathell Williams, who was Daniels’s landlord and mentor. “It was like I had lost a close relative.”
Williams says Daniels was outgoing and did not have a criminal background.
“Who would bother alton? Who would do that? He didn’t bother people. He didn’t go around picking and being hateful or cruel to people. He was a people’s person,” Williams said.
Daniels was found shot to death in a car in a parking lot in Myrtle Beach Monday morning.
Now two suspects are in jail in Horry County, SC, facing murder charges. Meleke De’Shawn Stewart and Broderick Roscoe were arrested Wednesday in Chester County, SC.
Daniels’s brother Timothy, a state trooper and former candidate for Brunswick County Sheriff, also cannot understand how this happened.
“You ask yourself why,” he said. “I don’t have a reason for the individuals that are responsible. I do know it is a tragic situation for the family, the loved ones and everyone involved, even the members that are responsible for this act.”
Timothy says you can see just how much he was loved by the amount of support their family has received.
The family says Alton’s funeral will be held Saturday.