Woman killed in North Charleston shooting early Saturday
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- North Charleston police are investigating the death of a woman found shot dead early Saturday morning and one man has been charged with her murder.According to NCPD officials, officers were sent to a Suffolk Street home around 3 a.m. Saturday for reports of shots being fired. When they arrived, they said they found a woman inside a Chevy SUV with a gunshot wound.Police said the engine was running with the gears in reverse and there was a bullet hole in the windshield.The woman, identified by the coroner as 43-year-old Collette Warren, died at the scene, police said. Police also said that during the investigation, they learned the woman was parked at a Suffolk Street home and was with an acquaintance identified as Antwan Heyward. Police said Warren tried to leave at some point and that's when Heyward allegedly fired the fatal shot.According to police, detectives found Heyward inside the Suffolk Street home. At first, he denied knowing Warren but later admitted he knew the victim, police said.Police executed a search warrant and found a .357 magnum in the broiler drawer of the home's oven. The gun had two spend shell casings, police said.During the search, officers also found a small quantity of cocaine.Heyward was charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.This was the 11th fatal shooting of 2014 in North Charleston. In fact, every weekend in July North Charleston has seen a fatal shooting."If you see somebody you don't know, get out there and ask them, 'What the hell are you doing here?' Get right up in their face. Don't be scared of them because that's the only thing that's going to stop it is everybody getting involved," said David Oglesby, a resident who says he's tired of his neighborhood making headlines for all the wrong reasons."We hear gunshots all the time around here. Somebody got killed two streets over just a few months back."But Saturday's shooting happened just two doors down from Oglesby's home."I woke up and saw blue lights flashing, so I talked to the neighbor and asked if everything was alright. She said, 'No, I think somebody got shot,'" Oglesby said.Heyward is expected to go through bond court Sunday morning.
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