Moncks Corner man accused of shooting his son to death, wounding son's fiancee
MONCKS CORNER - A 60-year-old man fatally shot his son and wounded the young man's fiancée during a dispute over the son moving from their Moncks Corner home, police said this morning.
Moncks Corner Police have charged 60-year-old Johnny Irby with murder, attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, Lt. Michael Roach said. Officers recovered the weapon used in the shooting, he said.
The suspect is accused of killing his son, Telly Jovan Irby, 35, with a gunshot wound to the chest, Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said.
The son's fiancée, Michelle Wiggins, 32, also was shot in the chest, but she survived, authorities said. She remains hospitalized in stable condition, police said.
Police were called to the family's home at 110 Haynesville Road at 8:13 p.m. after getting numerous calls of shots being fired. Officers found Telly Irby dead on the porch, police said.
The victim had moved into his father's house a few months back, along with Wiggins and her three children, Roach said. They moved there from Jacksonville, Fla., and the arrangement caused some strain, he said.
An argument erupted Thursday night over the son and his entourage moving, police said. Johnny Irby grabbed a gun and started shooting, Roach said.
Officers arrested Irby at the scene, and he made several voluntary admissions to the crime, Roach said.
Investigators are still trying to pin down exactly how the shooting played out. For example, Irby told police Wiggins was shot after she got between him and his son, but Wiggins told officers Irby pointed the gun right at her and shot her intentionally, police said.
Irby is being held at the Berkeley County jail, and a bail hearing is possible later today.
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