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Victim with gun 1, alleged robber with Bowie Knife 0

Postby M-Quigley » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:57 am

http://www.indexjournal.com/news/crime/ ... 9ac8b.html

Greenwood police heard multiple gunshots at about 3:30 a.m. Friday, according to a report, and soon after learned someone had been taken to Self Regional Medical Center’s emergency room with gunshot wounds to the right hand and the face, according to a report.

Officers went and spoke with the man, who said he had been shot in the area of White Oak Lane and Cokesbury Road. Officers searched the area, but couldn’t find a crime scene. The man drove himself to the emergency room, and the car he had been in had blood all along the driver’s side, with a large, bloody Bowie knife on the floorboard, the report said.

Through an anonymous tipster, police learned the man in the hospital had tried to rob someone in the area of White Oak Lane, and the person he tried to rob shot him in self-defense, said Greenwood Police Department Public Information Officer Jonathan Link.
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Re: Victim with gun 1, alleged robber with Bowie Knife 0

Postby catfish86 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:27 am

Interesting that the shooter/robbery victim did not come forward? Was he afraid of the legal repurcussions as to being interrogated about a justified shooting and the stress of whether or not he would be believed? Did this guy attempt to rob a drug dealer with a knife only to find the dealer amused by the question of why would you bring a knife to a gun fight?
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Re: Victim with gun 1, alleged robber with Bowie Knife 0

Postby High Power » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:40 am

I wonder how a person could be charged with [attempted] robbery when the police don’t have a victim.

The 6th Amendment also gives the accused the right to confront witnesses against them. The only witness is an anonymous tipster. If the tipster remains anonymous and, therefore does not testify, how can the man with two bullet holes be convicted?

If nobody comes forth to accuse him or testify against him, then he could probably claim victim status because someone shot him.
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Re: Victim with gun 1, alleged robber with Bowie Knife 0

Postby M-Quigley » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:24 am

The limited information in the story was confusing to me also. I tried to find a different source to get more details but couldn't find anything else on it yet.
It's possible the police used the anonymous tip to locate the victim and then the victim pressed charges after being interviewed by police. As to why the alleged victim didn't come forward right away there are any number of possibilities.
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Re: Victim with gun 1, alleged robber with Bowie Knife 0

Postby WestonDon » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:11 pm

I wonder what the heck this guy got shot with. Looks like he got hit with a load of birdshot. Or is that a snake load for a snake?

On another note, I can understand the temptation to just slip away into the night after a SD shooting if you can get away with it. It sure would decomplicate your life.
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Postby evan price » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:14 am

Maybe shooter is a prohibited person.
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