shoots, injures man in Line Street home
Originally published 3/29/2000
By EDWARD C. FENNELL
Of The Post and Courier staff
Line Street woman opened fire Tuesday night on some men she discovered had
broken into her home, injuring one man and possibly another, Charleston police
of several shots the woman fired at about 7:30 p.m. injured one burglary suspect
who fell to the floor. A second suspect apparently was also injured but managed
to run from the scene, police said.
struck one, possibly two," police Col. Ned Hethington said. He said a trail
of blood leading from the home is believed to have been made by a second man who
was in the woman's home.
charges are planned against the woman. The wounded man who was on the floor
inside the home when police arrived was taken to Medical University Hospital and
will be charged with burglary, Hethington said.
a bullet entered his back, Hethington said.
ripped steel bars from a side window and shattered glass to enter the home, he
said. The woman, who was being interviewed by police late Tuesday, told police
her home has been broken into several times.
said the woman and a boyfriend arrived in a vehicle and parked on the street,
near her front door. When she opened the door, she realized someone was inside
and went back to the vehicle to get her gun.
woman fired some shots, one of which left a visible mark when it glanced across
the front door. Neighbors called police, and she put the gun down on the
pavement as ordered to by the first officer to arrive.
Carolina law gives residents the right to use deadly force to protect their
will be absolutely no charges against her, whatsoever," Hethington said.
"She was fully cooperative and seems to be an excellent witness."
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