A North Charleston man is accused of shooting and killing another person last week while he was on probation for a firearm charge, authorities said Monday.
Treance Thaddeus Smalls, 21, faces charges of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. North Charleston police arrested him Monday.
Smalls is accused of killing 35-year-old Exavier Washington on Feb. 4 at an apartment at 3336 Kraft Ave.
Police were called to the scene by a woman in another apartment who reported that a bullet came through her wall. Officers found Washington dead in the bedroom of a neighboring residence.
Records show that Smalls, of North Charleston, is on probation for a 2017 conviction of unlawful carrying of a pistol. His supervision was scheduled to end in May.
His criminal record also includes convictions of marijuana possession and possession of a controlled substance, according to State Law Enforcement Division records.
Smalls is also charged with pending counts of drug possession, unlawful carrying of a pistol and sale of a pistol stemming from an August arrest.
He is jailed at the Cannon Detention Center. A bond hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, police said.