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SC Mayor's Brother-In-Law Killed In Charlotte

10:14 PM, Dec 7, 2013   |    comments
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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.

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