Walterboro man faces murder charge in shooting | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | June 22, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: June 22, 2016 at 11:11 am
A Chestnut Road man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of a Summerville woman in the early morning hours of June 18.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reports that Jameleeh Harrison, 21, of Summerville was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head. Harvey pronounced Harrison dead at the scene June 18 at 1:25 a.m.
Marion L. Williams Jr., 36, of 213 Chestnut Road was taken into custody shortly after the shooting and faces charges of murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime. He had fled the scene and was taken into custody a short time later.
Williams had a bond hearing before a Colleton County Magistrate June 19. He was ordered held without bond on the murder charge. A magistrate cannot set bond on a murder charge — that will have to be done by a circuit court judge.
He also had a $50,000 bond set on the possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime charge.
A report of gunshots sent members of the sheriff’s office to the 200 block of Chestnut Road June 18 at approximately 12:43 a.m.
When officers arrived, they found a four-door sedan in a westbound ditch on Chestnut Road with an unconscious woman inside the vehicle.
Colleton County Firefighter-Paramedics dispatched to the scene determined that Harrison had no signs of life and notified the coroner’s office.
According to the sheriff’s office, Harrison was shot in the front yard of Williams’ home and they were able to collect evidence from the scene.
Lt. Shane Roberts, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, said investigators are still working to verify a motive for the shooting.
After receiving the fatal injury, Harrison was reportedly placed in the rear seat of a private vehicle to be transported to the medical center, but the driver lost control of the vehicle, running into the ditch.
Harrison’s body was transported to the forensic unit of the Medical University of South Carolina for an autopsy.
Members of Colleton County Fire-Rescue remained on the scene to provide lighting for sheriff’s office investigators as they began their search for evidence.