A 19-year-old Charleston man was arrested Monday on a murder charge in connection with a shooting death a week earlier in West Ashley.
Thomas DeAngelo Ancrum Jr. of San Miguel Road also faces a firearms charge in the July 7 slaying on Hazelwood Drive in an unincorporated area of Charleston County.
Ancrum was identified through “various tips” as having a hand in the death of Demeatrius Raynard Smalls, 28, of Charleston, according to Maj. Eric Watson of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.
Smalls was shot in the chest behind a building at 1927 Hazelwood Dr., just after midnight July 7. Friends took him to a hospital, but he later died.
Ancrum was expected to have a bond hearing around 10 a.m. Tuesday.
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