CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)-
Police in Charlotte have arrested a man they say fatally shot a relative of the Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin.
Donald Everett Gist, 38, was fatally shot on Beatties Ford Road Friday afternoon.
Gist is the brother-in-law of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.
Benjamin confirmed Gist's death on Friday.
Givens is charged for murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, assault with a deadly weapon and communicating threats, according to a news release from police. He was arrested at a home on Echodale Drive Tuesday morning.
Givens has an extensive violent arrest history that includes convictions for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, use of a firearm during drug trafficking, weapon offenses, felony drug offenses and probation violations.
Givens should be considered armed and dangerous, police say.