Security guard charged with killing woman

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:16 PM

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) -- A private security guard is accused of fatally shooting a 21-year-old woman as she drove away from an Anderson nightclub. 

The Independent-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/19zRdvn ) that 28-year-old Joey Johnson turned himself in Thursday on voluntary manslaughter and assault charges. A judge set a $50,000 surety bond Friday. 

Johnson told investigators he shot in self-defense as India Lomax's truck veered toward him. He said he tried to stop the truck because her passenger had a gun. 

The coroner says Lomax died from being shot in the back. Her truck struck a car and pole after the shooting. Her 33-year-old passenger, Willis Donald, was shot in the arm. Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper says a handgun was found near the truck, but Johnson appears to be the only person shooting Saturday.

 

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