Bond denied for man accused of fatal shooting in Walterboro

Source: Charleston County Detention Center
Source: Charleston County Detention Center
Source: Colleton County Sheriff's Office
Source: Colleton County Sheriff's Office

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A judge denied bond for a 23-year-old man accused in a fatal shooting that took the life of a woman in Walterboro.

Khilil Nirek Morgan of Walterboro is charged in the murder of 24-year-old Tahara Crosby.

Crosby died at the scene of the Wednesday night shooting, Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said.

Colleton County dispatchers received a 911 call from a home on Twin Oaks Drive Wednesday at 8:55 p.m. about a shooting.

That call, Benton said, was placed by Morgan.

Officials with the Colleton County Sheriff's Office say when a deputy arrived he found a female subject with a gunshot wound.

Deputies say the victim died at the scene.Harvey said a forensic autopsy was underway Wednesday morning.

According to an affidavit, the suspect gave a conflicting statement that contradicted the evidence collected at the scene.

Authorities say the suspect did place himself in the home at the time of the shooting at "the exact point in which the victim was shot" which was supported by the evidence collected.

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