Family members of man killed at Hassell Ave. home want to send a message to the community
Officials with the North Charleston Police Department have announced an arrest in a murder that happened on September 23 on Hassell Avenue.
Maurice Washington, one of two men initially wanted in connected to the deadly shooting, was due in bond court Wednesday.
Washington was taken into custody Tuesday by North Charleston police with the assistance of the US Marshals. According to a report provided by the North Charleston Police Department, teams surrounded a home at 1924 English Street in North Charleston and after 15 minute Washington came outside and surrendered.
Police say Washington was an occupant of an SUV involved in a shooting that happened on Hassell Avenue on Friday, September 23. According to early reports provided by officers, a black Lincoln Navigator pulled up to an abandoned trailer and people in the vehicle opened fire. Ivan Green, 47, was shot and transported to MUSC where he later died.
The SUV crashed into a telephone pole not far from the scene.
Washington is charged with murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.
On the weapons charge, bond was set at $500,000 surety. A bond court judge cannot set bond on a murder charge, so any bond amount there will be set by a circuit court judge.
The family of Green spoke at bond court Wednesday and asked the court to deny bond on the murder charge. Family members spoke of the importance of building up the community and letting those in the community know acts like the one that killed the 47-year-old man are not acceptable.
"We don't need these young men walking the streets, think that they can commit these kinds of acts and just walk. ...We need you (the court) to help us send this message to the community, that we're going to stand for righteousness, we're going to stand for the victims' families. We're going to stand for things that a right and upright in our community."
Anyone with more information on this deadly shooting is to contact the North Charleston Police Department.
This story will be updated with information from bond court as soon as that information is available.