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Detectives arrest man suspected in West Ashley murder

Published: Oct. 29, 2021 at 7:13 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 29, 2021 at 11:43 PM EDT
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WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCSC) - Detectives with the Charleston Police Department announced that they have arrested a man suspected in a murder in West Ashley.

Authorities arrested Robbie Lee Singleton of Adams Run. He was charged with murder and armed robbery in a shooting that happened on Wednesday.

“Singleton was transported to the Al Cannon Detention Center where he was booked and lodged,” CPD officials said. “Singleton had a bond hearing on October 29, 2021.”

Police are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to call Consolidated Dispatch at (843)743-7200 and ask for the On-Duty Central Detective.

Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal said 20-year-old Robert Traynham from Charleston died on Wednesday at 9:45 pm at the Medical University of South Carolina from a gunshot wound.

At 9:11 p.m., Charleston police officers responded to the 1700 block of Ashley River Road for gunshots. When they arrived, officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

“The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was subsequently pronounced deceased,” CPD officials said.

Authorities arrested Robbie Lee Singleton of Adams Run. He was charged with murder and armed...
Authorities arrested Robbie Lee Singleton of Adams Run. He was charged with murder and armed robbery.(CCDC)

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