Man charged with murder of W. Ashley teen

Man charged with murder of W. Ashley teen

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - A suspect has been charged with murder after a teen he allegedly shot outside some apartments in West Ashley died last week.

Deontre Jerrell Pierce, 22, was arrested Saturday and charged for the shooting on June 14 at 78 Ashley Hall Plantation Road. Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said the 18-year-old victim, Juwan Alexander Reid, died several days after the shooting.

According to an incident report, officers responded to the Ashley Oaks Apartments to find the Reid suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Reid was a resident of the apartment complex.

As with all charges of first-degree murder, Pierce was denied bond during a hearing on Sunday.

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