This is a discussion on Hwy 78 Ladson Shooting within the South Carolina Discussion and Firearm News forums, part of the Firearms Discussion by State category; Good for him. Even if it turns out there's something else to the story , that's one more BG we ...
Good for him. Even if it turns out there's something else to the story , that's one more BG we don't have to watch out for.
However, I think that there is another law that might is more applicable.
There was one with regards to events after dark in James Island last year...
James Island car owner not charged for shooting burglary suspect | WCBD-TV 2
SECTION 17-13-20. Additional circumstances where citizens may arrest; means to be used.
A citizen may arrest a person in the nighttime by efficient means as the darkness and the probability of escape render necessary, even if the life of the person should be taken, when the person:
(a) has committed a felony;
(b) has entered a dwelling house without express or implied permission;
(c) has broken or is breaking into an outhouse with a view to plunder;
(d) has in his possession stolen property; or
(e) being under circumstances which raise just suspicion of his design to steal or to commit some felony, flees when he is hailed.
Section 17-13-20-e is what I am referencing.
This section is much more broad than Castle Doctrine when events occur after dark.
Regardless, BZ for the Good Guys!!!