A 30-year-old man was shot to death Sunday in North Charleston after being confronted by a man who accused him of killing his dog, according to police.
The victim was identified by the Charleston County Coroner’s Office as Antwan Johnson of Charleston.
Officers were sent to 3318 Terry Drive, off Azalea Drive, east of Cosgrove Avenue, to investigate a reported shooting and found Johnson in a back bedroom shot several times, according to an incident report. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A witness told police he had been tied up in another bedroom and heard the shooter say, “Why’d you kill my dog in the Macon?” before hearing several gunshots, the report states. There is a section of the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood in North Charleston known as “The Macon.”
The witness was able to free himself and had a neighbor call police, the report states.
The only description of the suspects was two black men, Pryor said.
Johnson’s death marked the 16th slaying this year in North Charleston and the 34th in the tri-county area, according to The Post and Courier’s homicide database.
Dave Munday contributed to this report. Reach Melissa Boughton at 843-937-5594 or at Twitter.com/mboughtonPC.