Treance Smalls

Treance Smalls. Al Cannon Detention Center/Provided

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.

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Angie Jackson covers crime and breaking news for The Post and Courier. She previously covered the same beat for the Grand Rapids Press and MLive.com in Michigan. When she’s not reporting, Angie enjoys teaching yoga and exploring the outdoors.