North Charleston police charge a man with the murder of his common-law wife in an apartment | New

Police have charged a man with murder hours after officers discovered his common-law wife dead in a North Charleston apartment.

Javerick Self of Yonge’s Island was arrested the morning of September 2 by North Charleston police for murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime, according to spokesman Harve Jacobs.

Police believe the 25-year-old shot and killed his unidentified common-law wife inside his North Charleston apartment moments after calling 911 to get him out of the house. residence.

Officers responded after midnight at an apartment near Fairwind Drive to a report of the disturbance, according to an incident report. The call for help came from the victim, who asked officers to remove a man from the scene.

At the scene, a man, later identified as Self, told officers the disturbance was actually from upstairs, the report said. The agents followed the tip, but no one answered the door.

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Officers returned downstairs, but the male resident did not respond, the report said. Officers observed that a sliding glass door to the apartment had been left ajar and found an unresponsive woman inside the apartment “slumped” on a sofa.

Self was arrested at 10 a.m., Jacobs said.

North Charleston Police and the Charleston County Coroner’s Office continue to investigate the fatal shooting.

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