Man wanted for murder after shooting in Williston

Published: Mar. 3, 2019 at 1:11 PM EST
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Sunday, March 3, 2019

WILLISTON, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Williston Police Department is now seeking a suspect in connection with a Saturday murder.

Police are seeking Robert Pernell, Jr.

Deputies say he is wanted in regards to an arrest warrant for the murder of Shaquille Akins.

Akins, 25, of Barnwell, S.C. died after being shot at least once. The shooting reportedly happened on the 700 block of Elko Street in Williston, S.C.

Akins died at around 11:00 p.m. at Augusta University Medical Center.

If anyone has any information in regards to his whereabouts, please call Williston Police Department at 803-266-7011 or Barnwell Sheriff's Office at 803-541-1080.