Goose Creek police charge man in custody with murder

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) -- Goose Creek police have issued an arrest warrant for a man they believe shot and killed 23-year-old Darrell R. Allen last December.

David Chavis, the 43-year-old man that was also shot in the incident is now charged with Allen's murder.

Allen was found shot to death in a Nissan Altima that was discovered in the ditch next to Lindy Creek Road during on December 13, 2012.

Investigators said Allen was shot several times and that Chavis was in the vehicle with the victim when he died.

Chavis walked into the Goose Creek Police Department with a gunshot wound to his upper right arm six hours after the incident.

According to an affidavit, Chavis told police he shot Allen in self defense following an altercation inside the car.Chavis was initially charged with possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony and has been in jail ever since.

After looking at forensic evidence, investigators got a warrant charging Chavis with Allen's murder.

Chavis was served the murder warrant this morning and will remain in the Hill Finklea Detention center to await a bond hearing on that charge.