Authorities release 911 call from murder-suicide

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities have released a 911 call made by a woman who was trying to help her sister who police say was eventually shot to death by a 26-year-old man who in turn took his own life at a home in North Charleston.

In the newly released call, the sister of Zakiya Lawson can be heard telling dispatchers Tuesday morning that her sister is being held by Peter Centil Williams at a home on the 4600 block of Thoroughbred Drive.

The woman also reported that she could visibly see Williams with a gun.

Later in the call, two gunshots could be heard. Coroner Chris Nisbet said Williams shot and killed Lawson before he turned the gun on himself and took his own.

According to police reports, Williams was released from jail last month for allegedly assaulting Lawson earlier this year.

Williams was charged last month with second-degree criminal domestic violence in connection with an incident that happened in February where he is accused of punching Lawson in the face at a home on Buck Pond Road in North Charleston.

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