Barnwell man wanted for murder following fatal shooting in Williston

March 9, 2019

The Williston Police Department are currently looking for a man following the fatal shooting of a Barnwell man on the 700 block of Elko Street on Saturday night.

Williston police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Robert Pernell Jr. for the charge of murder, according to a release.

Officers responded to Elko Street in reference to a shooting Saturday night and found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

EMS responded and took the victim to Augusta University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11 p.m., according to Barnwell County Coroner Lloyd Ward.

The victim was identified as Shaquile Akins, 25, of Caro Kee Lane in Barnwell, Ward said.

Anyone with information in regards to the whereabouts of Akins is asked to contact either the Williston Police Department at 803-266-7011 or Barnwell Sheriff’s Office at 803-541-1080.