LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives have charged a West Columbia man with murder in the shooting death of Timothy Chavis of Gaston.

“Through our investigation, we were able to determine that Christopher Phillip Lambert shot and killed Mr. Chavis,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said.

Koon said the incident happened Sept. 7 in the 100 block of Roundtree Drive in Gaston.

According to arrest warrants, Lambert is also facing a charge for possessing a weapon during a violent crime.

The shooting death is still under investigation. Anyone with information about the case should contact the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at 803-785-8230 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC. Anonymous tips can be submitted at