Source: WMBF News

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Police have charged a 30-year-old man in connection to a fatal shooting at a Myrtle Beach McDonald’s.

Matthew Scott Miller, of Myrtle Beach, is charged with voluntary manslaughter and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Investigators say Miller shot and killed Ross Christopher Vigeant, 38, just before 11 p.m. in the restaurant parking lot located at 3451 Bougainvillea Dr., near 38th Avenue North and the US-17 Bypass.

According to investigators, Miller and Vigeant, of Summerville, were in the drive-through lane of the McDonald’s when Miller began arging with the victim to move his vehicle. Vigeant pulled out of the lane, according to authorities, and got out to argue with Miller.

Witnesses reported hearing a pop and saw Miller flee the parking lot before seeing Vigeant stagger back to his car and collapse.

Vigeant was transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Officers arrested Miller at his apartment in Myrtle Beach, where they located his vehicle and a 9mm pistol.


Bail was set today for an Horry County man accused of killing another man in a McDonald’s Restaurant parking lot last week. 30 year-old Matthew Scott Miller is being held on a $252,500 bond.

Miller is charged with voluntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, in connection with a shooting Wednesday night in the parking lot of the McDonald’s Restaurant on Oleander Drive, near the intersection of 38th Avenue North and Highway 17 Bypass.

Police say when they arrived at the scene, 38 year old Ross Christopher Vigeant of Summerville, SC was suffering from a gunshot wound. Vigeant was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say Vigeant had gotten into an argument with Miller in the drive-thru. They say Miller wanted Vigeant to move his vehicle, which he eventually did. Police say then Miller approached the car and the two continued to argue which lead to Vigeant punching Miller. Witnesses told police a few minutes later they heard a “pop” and saw Miller leave the scene and Vigeant stumble and collapse.

Myrtle Beach police say while they were on scene, a witness called 9-1-1 and gave dispatch a description of the suspect’s vehicle, which led investigators to Miller’s apartment, where they say they located a 9mm pistol.

Added October 13, 2010