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Cops: Man armed with shotgun chases repairman

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

Investigators say a 54-year-old man pointed a shotgun at two men and ran after them in a West Ashley neighborhood.

The Charleston Police Department charged Gregory H. Whitehair with pointing a firearm at a person.

The victim, a technician who works for a car windshield service, told officers that he and another man, a witness, went to a home on Dotterers Run for a job Thursday morning.

According to the victim, when he arrived at the home, he saw Whitehair holding a shotgun.

A police report states that Whitehair told the victim that he was going to shoot him for being on his property. Police say Whitehair pointed the shotgun at the victim and the witness, both of whom ran from the property.

Whitehair then chased both men while still pointing the shotgun at them, according to investigators. Police say when the victim felt he was far enough from the property, he called police.

When officers arrived at the home, Whitehair told them he "was defending his property" and had every right to hold a gun. A police officer said he could detect the odor of alcohol coming from Whitehair.

When the officer asked Whitehair if he had been drinking, Whitehair said, "Yea, I'm retired."

Officers say they confiscated two shotguns, one of which Whitehair said was the shotgun he was holding during the incident.

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