Man charged with murder, stalking after weekend shooting at Ashley Oaks Apartments

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WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCBD) – A 39-year-old man is facing murder and stalking charges after police say he killed someone in front of his ex-wife over the weekend.

Algernard Young is accused of fatally shooting David Alston at the Ashley Oaks Apartment complex early Saturday morning.

Charleston Police arrived at the scene just after 1:30 a.m. in reference to multiple shots being fired. While en-route, an incident report shows dispatch advised officers one of the callers said the suspect was her ex-husband and was actively shooting a firearm in the parking lot.

Once at the complex, officers discovered an unresponsive male, later identified as Alston, lying face-down in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to the head.

The report shows Young ran from the complex after the shooting and was later taken into custody.

Young is charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. He is being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

Investigators believe the murder is domestic-related.

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