LADSON, SC (WCSC) - A 911 call released by authorities Wednesday suggests the man cleared of charges after fatally shooting another man at a Ladson intersection last week did not even know he had killed someone.
In a frantic call, the man tells the 911 dispatcher he believes he was being carjacked. The main says, "A car was behind me, and I was at the red light, and a guy hopped out the car and he was coming to my back car door, to open the door. I reached in the glove box, grabbed my firearm, and I started shooting."
When asked by the dispatcher if he shot the man, 31-year-old Artremain Grant, he answered, "No, I just drove off. I was so frantic."
Later in the call, the dispatcher asks the man if weapons were involved, he explains, "Ma'am he was just coming up on the car, and he pulled on the back passenger-side door after he hopped out of the car and I was just looking at him through the rear-view mirror and I saw a person coming up to the car."
The dispatcher then asks the man where the suspect is now, to which he replies, "I don't know if I shot him I just shot at the window when he was grabbing on the door."
On Tuesday, Charleston County Sheriff's Office investigators decided not to file charges against the shooter, citing the South Carolina Protection of Persons and Property Act.
Investigators say Grant was shot twice and died at the corner of Highway 78 and Ladson Road. Attempts to locate the vehicle described by the man who killed Grant have been unsuccessful, authorities say.
Deputies are still trying to find who else was in the second car.