Investigators said they clocked Patrick going 79 in a 55 mph zone. When he failed to stop for troopers, a high-speed chase ensued. The chase started in Brunswick County and continued into Wilmington. Shaun Murdock,38, was on his way home from his overnight shift at Corning when Patrick hit him near the intersection of Peachtree Avenue and College Road.
Many know Patrick as Yofi, the lead singer of the Greensboro band After the Movies. The band is now denouncing Patrick. This is a post from their Facebook page:
“After the Movies is no longer affiliated with Eduard Patrick (Yofi). His actions in the past several months have been his own. He had quit the band prior to the recent incidents, we just hadn’t released any statements. We miss our friend and teammate terribly, and do hope that he is able to return to some semblance of the person that he was before this tragedy.
The greatest tragedy of all however– the loss of a father, brother, husband and son. We extend our hearts to the family and friends of Shaun Murdock. Every life is precious, and this never should have happened.”
In a Youtube video posted about two years ago, Patrick answered questions from fans of After the Movies. A fan asked if he’d ever told a lie before. He responded, “Of course, who hasn’t. I’ve told so many stupid lies especially when I pretend like I’m sick so I don’t have to go to school or work, but I’m usually pretty blunt about a lot of things. I will tell you how I truly feel because I don’t like keeping things inside. That’s the way I am.”
A Highway Patrol spokesman said after observing Patrick’s responses following the wreck, he requested a psychological evaluation.The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office would not comment about whether Patrick has met with the jail psychiatrist, citing HIPAA laws.
Patrick told us he is from Liberty, NC and was trying to get home from Fayetteville when troopers first tried to pull him over. According to Assistant District Attorney Doug Carriker, Patrick is not a US citizen, and his legal status is set to expire in June.
Murdock’s family says his funeral will be this Sunday at Beau Rivage. They said the Patriot Guard will be escorting.
Patrick was charged with speeding, reckless driving, felony hit and run, felony speed to elude arrest and misdemeanor death by vehicle. He’s scheduled to be back in court later this month.