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Double Homicide Suspect Arrested at Disney Resort Hotel

A 17-year-old double homicide suspect was recently arrested at Walt Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort Hotel for two murders that took place in Summerville, South Carolina in March 2022.

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According to a report posted on March 6 from South Carolina Crime News Arrests & Mugshots Charleston Summerville SC social media:

“The Coroner’s office has released the names of a 15 & 18-year-old fatally shot Wednesday night. Malaki Trayvion Mazyck, 15 of Summerville; & Kenyon Johnson, 18 of Goose Creek, died in the shooting, Darnell Hartwell stated. Mazyck died Wednesday at the Brighton Park emergency room and Johnson died Thursday at another hospital.”

Berkeley County says the investigation began just after 9pm when authorities received a 911 call from the staff at the Brighton Park Emergency room for a possible shooting victim upon arrival they found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Pictures and videos from the scene showed that investigators had taped off part of the hospital as they were looking at a vehicle.

The sheriff’s office was also spotted at the Sangaree Library in Summerville where the shootout is said to of occurred. Anyone with info about the shooting is asked to contact Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.”

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17-year-old Dejuan Marty Smith is the primary suspect in the double homicide.

An update provided on March 14 noted that a teenager was arrested by US Marshalls in “his hotel room at the Port Orlando Resort” in Florida for the murders. According to a report by Post and Courier, the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Smith on March 11.

On March 25, another update provides the information that 17-year-old Dejuan Marty Smith was been arrested for these crimes, and will be charged as an adult.

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The Post and Courier further reports: “The 17-year-old boy arrested in connection with a double homicide outside a public library will be charged as an adult, authorities said. DeJuan Marty Smith is charged with two counts of murder and two counts of possessing a deadly weapon during a violent crime.”

Smith was transported from Florida to the Berkeley County jail. If convicted of the crimes, Smith could face life in prison.

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.