Ladson homeowner says he shot, killed man who tried to rob him with a stun gun
A Ladson man says he shot and killed a man who tried to rob him with a stun gun in his driveway Sunday morning.
The Charleston County Coroner's Office identified the man who was shot as Robert Deziel, 25, of Summerville.
The homeowner has not been publicly identified.
Charleston County sheriff's deputies were called to a house on Dunmeyer Hill Road at 6:08 a.m. after receiving a report of an armed robbery and shooting, Maj. Eric Watson said. It's a quiet two-lane road with a mixture of small houses and big fields. A Crime Watch sign is across the road from the house.
The homeowner told deputies he was walking to his car when a white man approached him in the driveway and tried to shock him with either a stun gun or a Taser. The two men reportedly struggled until the homeowner pulled out a handgun and shot the attacker several times, Watson said.
Deziel was pronounced dead at the scene. According to a State Law Enforcement Division records check, Deziel has no criminal record in South Carolina.
The homeowner was taken to Trident Medical Center for injuries he sustained during the struggle, Watson said.
Nobody answered the door at the house Sunday afternoon, and a woman who answered the telephone later declined to talk about what happened.
The Sheriff's Office continues to investigate.
Staff writer Dave Munday contributed to this story.