Marvin Pressley

Marvin Pressley. Al Cannon Detention Center/Provided

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man wanted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of another man nearly a year and a half ago in North Charleston. 

Marvin Angelo Pressley Jr. is charged with murder and weapon possession in connection with the September 2016 slaying of 23-year-old Shadeed Siraj Price in the city's Dorchester Waylyn neighborhood, police said. He was arrested Friday. 

Court records list Pressley's address as Westview Street in North Charleston, but authorities last year said they were also looking for him in Columbia and Florida, where he has family ties. 

Price was gunned down after a physical altercation Sept. 7, 2016, on Ranger Drive, North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.

After the altercation, Price and witnesses walked to a nearby convenience store, A1 Grocery, at the corner of Ranger Drive and Dorchester Road. Pressley walked away alone, according to an affidavit. 

Minutes later, Price and others left the store and walked back to the intersection of Ranger Drive and Ranger Drive. Investigators said Pressley then motioned for other people to move out of the way before he pulled out a handgun and shot Price several times, the affidavit stated. Cameras in the area captured the homicide. 

Investigators initially said they had found a T-shirt and a honeybun pastry with a shoeprint in it at the scene but had no solid leads. They later identified Pressley as a suspect. 

Price lived less than a mile from where he was shot in the Dorchester Waylyn. His mother, Deonne Whaley, said fear about her son's gunman being on the run pushed her to eventually move away from the neighborhood. 

Whaley said she called detectives weekly for updates. The recent news of an arrest left her speechless.

"I have closure now. That was the only thing that I was so worried about," she said. "All I could say was, 'Thank you, Lord."

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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 in Michigan. When she’s not reporting, Angie enjoys teaching yoga and exploring the outdoors.

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