Police: Fatal Sunday night shooting was self-defense
No charges have been filed in a fatal shooting that took a 26-year-old manís life Sunday night at a grocery store in North Charleston.
The Charleston County Coronerís Office identified the dead man as Rodgreguez Shaw and said he died of a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. According to Dickerson Mortuary, Shawís family spells his name Rodrejuez Laval Shaw and said he
lived on Hawthorne Circle in Hanahan.
The man who shot him is thought to have acted in self-defense, North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said Monday.
The incident began shortly before 11 p.m. when a 21-year-old man and his girlfriend arrived at East Montague Market, Pryor said. The 21-year-old went inside the store while his girlfriend remained outside in a vehicle. The woman told police Shaw approached the vehicle and exchanged words with her before going inside the store.
Once inside, Shaw pulled out a handgun and approached the womanís boyfriend, police said. The boyfriend, whose name is being withheld by The Post and Courier because he is not charged with a crime, pulled out his own gun and fired two rounds, Pryor said.
Shaw fled from the store and collapsed outside the back door, He was rushed to a Medical University Hospital, where he was later prounounced dead.
The shooter turned himself in, Pryor said.
The incident remains under investigation.