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A Summerville man was arrested Tuesday morning in connection to a shooting that left one man dead outside a North Charleston motel over the weekend.

William D. Jones III, 30, was charged with murder after he was arrested at a Summerville residence, said Spencer Pryor, spokesman for the North Charleston Police Department.

On Sunday, Timothy A. Brock, 26, was shot and killed outside the Motel 6 on Ashley Phosphate Road. Officers responded to the motel around 5 p.m. for a report of gunfire, Pryor said.

Upon arrival, police found Brock lying in the upper walkway of the motel. After the shooting, an unknown white vehicle was seen leaving the area before police arrived, Pryor said.

Charleston coroner's office identifies man, 26, who was shot outside Motel 6 on Sunday

According to an arrest affidavit, witnesses told detectives that Jones was involved in an argument with Brock and Brock's girlfriend immediately prior to the shooting.

Jones pulled out a gun and Brock stepped between Jones and his girlfriend, the affidavit said. Jones then shot Brock.

The fatal shooting marked the 12th homicide investigated in 2019 by the North Charleston Police Department and the 30th in the tri-county area, according to a Post and Courier database.

Gregory Yee contributed to this report. 

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Michael Majchrowicz is a reporter covering crime and public safety. He previously wrote about courts for the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Massachusetts. A Hoosier native, he graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism.

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