North Charleston man faces attempted murder charge in shooting at Rivers Avenue gas station

Patrick Deshaine Williams, 28, of North Charleston, charged with attempted murder in a 5/18/13 shooting at Murphy’s Express, 8599 Rivers Ave.

A 28-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge in connection with a shooting Saturday night at a Rivers Avenue gas station.

Patrick Deshaine Williams of Shadow Oak Drive in North Charleston remains locked up at the Charleston County jail with his bail set at $500,000.

Williams is accused of shooting 35-year-old Donald Ashfield of North Charleston in the face during an argument at Murphy’s Express, 8599 Rivers Ave., police said. Ashfield had confronted Williams about his vehicle blocking a parking space, police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.

Witnesses told police the shooting occurred at 9:50 p.m. After shots were fired, the victim and the suspect drove away from the station in separate vehicles, each striking other cars in the process, according to a police report.

Officers located Ashfield when he went to Trident Medical Center seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to the cheek, police said.

Williams surrendered to authorities at police headquarters Sunday afternoon, Pryor said.

He told police he shot Ashfield when Ashfield went back to his vehicle to get a weapon, Pryor said.

The incident remains under investigation.