ANDERSON, S.C. -- 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 that 28-year-old Joey Johnson turned himself in Thursday on voluntary manslaughter and assault and battery charges. A bond hearing is 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 the mother of three 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.
Information from: Anderson Independent-Mail, http://www.andersonsc.com