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North Charleston police investigate murder

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The North Charleston Police Department said shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday officers responded to a shooting at the 2600 block of Ferrara Drive.
 
Officers said on scene a man was shot beside a parked vehicle, transported to MUSC and later died. Meanwhile, other responding officers found a possible suspect walking on Accabee Rd, carrying a handgun. 
 
They said that suspect is 23-year-old Derrick McKinley of Johns Island. They've charged him with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.  

The victim was later identified as 21-year-old Dashawn Zellars. The Coroner's office said he died of a gunshot wound.
 
North Charleston Police spokesman, Spencer Pryor said, "according to the suspect, he and the victim along with two other subjects got into an argument.  The suspect alleges the victim began firing at him and that's when the suspect went to his vehicle, retrieved a firearm and began to return fire striking the victim.  The suspect then fled the area on foot."
 
 
 
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