Fearing carjacking, driver kills man at Ladson intersection

2009 booking photo of the shooting victim, Artremain Grant. (Source: Charleston Co. Detention Center)
2009 booking photo of the shooting victim, Artremain Grant. (Source: Charleston Co. Detention Center)

LADSON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed early Wednesday morning after a shooting on Ladson Road.

The victim, 31-year-old Artremain Grant, of Adams Run, was found dead by Charleston County sheriff's deputies around 4:30 a.m. near Highway 78 and Ladson Square Plaza.

Deputies say a man was turning onto Highway 78 from Ladson Road when another car pulled up behind him. A man then jumped out of the car and started banging on the window and trying to lift the handle of the car in front of him.

Deputies say the driver feared a carjacking and shot the man before driving some distance down Highway 78 to call authorities.

Grant's records provided by SLED indicate prior convictions for felony drug possession.

Deputies are still looking for the driver and the vehicle which held the suspected carjacker. If you have any information regarding this crime, call the Charleston County Sheriff's Office at 843-202-1700 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-111.

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