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Son Arrested for Fatal Shooting Death of Father

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Officers responded to a shooting incident at 5276 Hartford Circle. Once on scene, officers located the victim (82 year old Creighton Kelly) suffering from gunshot wounds. EMS responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators were able to identify and detain the suspect, 47 year old Dale Creighton Kelly (the victim’s son). Through investigation it was determined that the suspect was in his bedroom throwing things around and punching the door. The victim went to investigate and the suspect shot three rounds from a 20 gauge shotgun through the closed door, with the rounds striking the victim.

Detectives executed a search warrant at the incident location and located the murder weapon. Nine other firearms were removed from the home for safekeeping.

Dale Creighton Kelly is charged with murder and is expected to go before a bond judge on today.
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