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      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.