Man Arrested In Death Of SC Mayor’s Brother-In-Law
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The man wanted in the shooting death of the brother-in-law of Columbia, S.C.’s mayor has been arrested in Charlotte.
Charlotte police say 40-year-old Arthur Givens was arrested Tuesday.
Givens is charged with murder, possession of a weapon by a felon, assault with a deadly weapon and communicating threats. It was not clear if he has an attorney.
Thirty-eight-year-old Donald Gist Jr. was shot and killed Friday afternoon in Charlotte. Gist is the brother-in-law of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.
Police had said the shooting did not appear to be random, as the suspect and the victim knew each other.
Gist’s family issued a statement thanking Charlotte officials for the quick action in arresting a suspect.
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