Homeowner Shoots Man In Self-Defense During Attack

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Jason Paul Sikkila (Source: GCDC)
Jason Paul Sikkila (Source: GCDC)

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- WSPA TV 7 (CBS) reports 07-17-18 in Travelers Rest in Greenville County, South Carolina, a shooting happened on Sam Langley Drive around 4:30 p.m. Monday according to the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office says a local contractor, age 40, drove to the man's home and started an argument. Investigators say the aggressor and the victim have known each other for a period of time.

The resident demanded he leave, but the aggressor refused and physically attacked the resident while he was sitting in his truck outside, apparently preparing to drive away.

There is no explanation of what “physically attacked” means in the reports but presumably the aggressor tried to punch the resident through the open window.

The resident retrieved a firearm that was in his truck and shot the aggressor at least one time. The suspect initially ran from the home after being shot but was found hours later by deputies.

According to a neighbor, the resident who fired the gun and the aggressor are both contractors who live in the nearby area. The resident called 911 shortly after the incident to report the shooting.

The aggressor fled but responding deputies found him a short time later. He was treated at a local hospital then taken to the detention center where he remains on a temporary bond as of this report being written.

He is charged with Assault & Battery 3rd degree and Stalking, according to warrants.

Comments:

There are no details as to what the argument was about although it actually doesn’t matter very much. The resident is outside apparently preparing to leave when the fight gets physical.

As soon as possible, the victim calls 911 and did not chase after his antagonist. Two strong indicators to police that he was not the aggressor.

Bob Irwin
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