Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Followup SC: No Charges for Man who Shot Teen while Recovering Stolen Car

State law allows people to use deadly force if they reasonably fear an imminent threat of serious injury, even if they are mistaken.

"The death of (Derrick Grant) is a tragedy for his family and for this community," the police said. "We have determined that this incident, however tragic, is not reasonably prosecutable under the law."

Grant's family members struggled to comprehend why the shooter hadn't waited for authorities before approaching the teenager. The police told them during a briefing earlier Monday that Morton was within his legal right to make a citizen's arrest over the stolen car, Mark Peper of West Ashley, an attorney for the loved ones, said.

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