Man charged with obstruction in West Ashley fatal shooting

Published: Jun. 8, 2015 at 4:50 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2015 at 4:53 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police have arrested a 27-year-old North Charleston man in connection with a fatal shooting in West Ashley.

Antoine Donnell Alston, 27, has been charged with obstruction of justice. Police say Alston intentionally provided false information to investigators regarding the shooting death of 40-year-old Richard Garfield Williams.

Charleston police responded to the area of North Avalon Circle off Ashley Hall Road on June 3 around 5:40 p.m. in reference to a shooting. Officers later found Williams face down in a the driveway of a home in the 1500 block of North Avalon Circle.

Williams died at the scene of a result of a gunshot wound.

The investigation into Williams' death is ongoing.

Alston was also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. His bond was set at $100,000.

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