Man charged with fatally shooting roommate in Mount Pleasant, police say

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities arrested a 28-year-old man who fatally shot his roommate in Mount Pleasant early Tuesday morning.

Officers with the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a residence on Rivertowne Country Club Drive just before 12:30 a.m. in reference to a shooting.

Through an investigation, police discovered Ethan Gotter fatally shot his roommate. No other details about the shooting were immediately provided.

Gotter was arrested and is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Thomas Hovermale (26) of Mount Pleasant. The cause of death was listed as a gunshot wound.

Editor’s note: this article has been updated to include the name of the victim.

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