Arrest made in deadly shooting in Calhoun Falls

ABBEVILLE CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A man has been arrested in a deadly shooting in Calhoun Falls on Nov. 26.

Brent Michael Johnson of Craft St. is charged with the murder of 27-year-old Zelrvic Tinch.

The shooting happened just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday on Kennedy Street.

The Abbeville County Coroner’s Office says Tinch died from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The warrant says Johnson shot Tinch with a shotgun.

Tinch was pronounced dead at the scene just after 2:30 a.m.

Johnson as denied bond, according to the Index Journal.

Tinch’s father, Jimmy Tinch, says his son was at home when he was killed.

“He was in this house, and whoever was with him, they had an altercation in here,” he says.

Jimmy says his son was getting ready to start a new job, and was loved by everyone in the neighborhood.

“[He was] fun-loving, glad to be around, very giving,” Tinch says.

Tinch thinks his son knew his killer, and he has one question for whoever pulled the trigger.

“Why did he kill my son? Why? Why would you take something that you can’t give? Why would you take a life? There is nothing that’s that bad that you wanna kill somebody for,” he says.

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