Prosecutor: SC man justified in fatal shooting

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 9:57 AM

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.

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