Charleston police make arrest in weekend killing

Darren Simmons, 23, of Charleston, charged with murder in the Oct. 20, 2012, fatal shooting of 37-year-old Albert Louis Brown at Line and Nassau streets in Charleston.

Charleston police have charged a 23-year-old man in connection with the fatal shooting of a man near Line and Nassau streets on Saturday.

Darren Nathaniel Simmons, of 11 Hampden Court, is charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Simmons, who is on probation for a burglary charge, is being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center, according to police spokesman Charles Francis.

Police dispatch received a call about 6:15 a.m. about a sick or injured person near Line and Nassau. Officers arrived on scene and found Albert Louis Brown, 37, lying on the sidewalk. Brown died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to a police report.

Police have not revealed how they tied Simmons to the killing or a possible motive.

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