Goose Creek authorities: Man found dead in car shot multiple times
GOOSE CREEK — A 23-year-old man found dead inside a wrecked vehicle in the Beverly Hills subdivision this morning appeared to have been shot multiple times, police said.
Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury identified the dead man as Darrell R. Allen of Goose Creek.
Nearby residents alerted authorities around 1 a.m. after spotting a 2013 Nissan Altima partially in a ditch outside a vacant home around 1 a.m., police said.
Inside the car, rescuers found Allen lying on the floor of passenger side with his head under the dashboard, according to a police report. He was covered in blood around his head, neck and chest. The vehicle smelled of marijuana and a bag with white powder was found lying outside the passenger side, the report stated.
The vehicle had been rented by Allen, police said.
Two men reported seeing a flash inside the vehicle, but thought it was a cell phone, police said.
Goose Creek police are investigating the death as a homicide. More information is expected to be released following an autopsy, Salisbury said.
About 7:15 a.m., a man walked into the lobby of the police station with a gunshot wound to his right arm, police said.
The man, 43-year-old David Chavis, is believed to have been in or around Allen’s rented vehicle at the time of the shooting, according to Capt. John Grainger, a Goose Creek police spokesman. Investigators are still working to pin down specifics about his involvement, he said.
Officers took Chavis into custody on a firearm violation, Grainger said. A bail hearing is pending.
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