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Lexington County father charged in shotgun slaying of son

Heirberone Heava Foster
Heirberone Heava Foster

A Gaston man remained in jail Wednesday in the shotgun slaying of his son, who was out on bond on narcotics charges at the time.

Heirberone Heava Foster, 54, has been charged with murder in Tuesday’s shooting of his 24-year-old son on the driveway of their house on Oak Glenn Drive in the Lexington County community, according to the sheriff’s department.

County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the victim as Heirbrane Will Foster. He had been charged in April with narcotics possession after he and another man were accused of leading police on a cross-county car chase. The younger Foster was free on a $10,000 bond at the time of the shooting, sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Adam Myrick said.

Deputies arrested the elder Foster near his home shortly after the 4:55 p.m. incident. He also was charged with possession of a firearm during a violent crime and illegally possessing a firearm after being convicted of a violent felony.

“Based on our investigation, this was an argument between family members that escalated into a confrontation and ended with a fatal shot,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said.

Koon said the investigation is still open, and that anyone with information about the shooting should contact the sheriff’s department.

The suspect is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center. He was denied bond at a Wednesday morning hearing, Myrick said.

Glen Luke Flanagan: 803-771-8305, @glenlflanagan