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Charlotte, NC (WLTX) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested a man they say killed the brother-in-law of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.

Officers have taken 40-year-old Arthur L. Givens into custody.

Last Friday, police say Givens shot Donald Gist Jr. outside a store around 1:15 p.m. Gist died at the scene. Previous Coverage:Suspect Named in Killing of Mayor's Brother-in-Law

Gist Jr. was the brother of Mayor Benjamin's wife, Deandre , who is a circuit court judge in Richland County.