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North Charleston police arrest suspect in fatal April shooting

Brandon Hazelton

Brandon Hazelton. North Charleston Police Department/Provided

A man suspected of shooting a 35-year-old man to death in North Charleston in April was arrested Friday by police and federal marshals. 

Brandon Hazelton faces one count each of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, North Charleston police said. His age and address were not released.

He is accused of shooting Damon Alston to death around 11 p.m. on April 28 at a residence on Nibbs Lane, police said.

Officers found Alston face down on the kitchen floor, police said. He had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators report Alston got a phone call and went downstairs to meet someone at the back door of the residence, police said. At that point, gunfire erupted.

Witnesses told officers they saw a man wearing a black hoodie running from the scene.

Alston's death was North Charleston's seventh homicide in 2019 and the 21st in the tri-county this year, according to a Post and Courier database.

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Reach Gregory Yee at 843-937-5908. Follow him on Twitter @GregoryYYee.

Gregory Yee covers breaking news and public safety. He's a native Angeleno and previously covered crime and courts for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA. He studied journalism and Spanish literature at the University of California, Irvine.

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