Thaddaeus E. Williams Jr., 33, was arrested last month along with Killeon S. Cooper, 20, and Curtis M. Bonman, 30.
They face charges of murder and weapon violations in the Aug. 28 slaying of Charles D. Davis Jr., 31.
Assistant District Attorney Pete Lamb said Friday in Richmond County Superior Court that sheriff’s investigators believe that Williams, Cooper and Bonman were lying in wait for Davis just after 11 p.m. in the 2100 block of Third Avenue. They were armed and fired on Davis, investigators contend.
Lamb said Friday that Williams gave a statement putting himself at the scene of the crime.
Defense attorney Clayton Jolly said Friday that Williams has an alibi defense.
Bond was denied for Williams, who has two previous felony convictions for hindering the apprehension of a suspect and theft.