MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

Prosecutor: SC man justified in fatal shooting

Authorities say a 76-year-old Lincolnville man was justified in shooting a suspected robber to death.


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a 76-year-old Lincolnville man was justified in shooting a suspected robber to death.


Prosecutor Scarlett Wilson and Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon said Thursday that the determination had been made for Charles Petit.


Authorities say Petit shot a 25-year-old man after he was confronted outside his home early Sunday. The man used a stun gun disguised as a cellphone to shock Petit, who then shot him in the chest with a .38-caliber handgun.


Officials said Robert Deziel of Summerville had on an extra layer of clothing, and officials say they think he meant to rob Petit, then shed a layer of clothing as he ran away.


Petit called 911 to report the shooting.

Trending

LOADING