Man kills person trying to rob him

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - A man was shot and killed by the man he was attempting to rob in Columbia overnight.

According to Richland County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Lt. Curtis Wilson, the victim was being robbed on the intersection of Townsend and Hutchinson Streets in Columbia, when he reached for his gun to defend himself and shot the man.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said shortly after midnight Monday morning, Shyheem Gallishaw, 18, of Hopkins died at the scene from complications of a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Lt. Wilson said there will be no charges against the victim in this case as the shooting was found to be in self-defense.

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