Crime & Courts

Police arrest suspect in Williams Street slaying

Columbia police have charged a man with murder in connection to a Sunday shooting death on Williams Street.

Christopher Obrien Martin, 40, is being held in the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.Martin, who was named as a person of interest, was arrested after being brought in for questioning, a Columbia Police Department news release said.

Police responded to shots being fired a a residence on Williams Street at about 6 a.m. Sunday. Zachary C. Gilyard, 41, of Mandell Drive was found shot multiple times. EMS responded to the incident location and was unable to resuscitate Gilyard.

-- From staff reports