CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The brother-in-law of the mayor of Columbia, S.C., has been shot and killed outside a Charlotte store.
Police say Donald Gist Jr. was pronounced dead in the parking lot of the store north of Charlotte's Uptown around 1:15 p.m. Friday.
Investigators say they think Gist was killed by someone he knew and issued a murder warrant for 40-year-old Arthur Given. They have not given a motive for the killing.
Gist's sister is Circuit Court Judge DeAndrea Benjamin, who is married to Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.
The Gist and Benjamin families released a joint statement that said they will remember Donald Gist as a loving husband, father, son and brother and are trying to use their faith to make sense of the tragedy.