Woman who shot man accused of attempted carjacking had concealed-carry permit

Source: Live 5 News
Source: Live 5 News
Source: Live 5 News
Source: Live 5 News

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities have charged a man after they say a woman shot him while he was attempting to break into her car in North Charleston Tuesday night.

Jason Stinchcomb is facing an attempted carjacking charge and received a $250,000 bond in connection with the incident. The woman had a concealed-carry permit.

Officials with the North Charleston Police Department say shortly after 7 p.m. officers responded to the parking lot of 2170 Ashley Phosphate Rd in reference to a shooting.

A woman told a responding officer that she shot Stinchcomb, who had been trying to get into her car and he was down in the parking lot somewhere, according to the incident report.

The officer then drove around and found Stinchcomb on the ground with a gunshot wound to the right leg and stated he had an odor of alcohol on his breath, according to the report.

Stinchcomb and the woman didn't know each other, the report stated.

"The female confronted the suspect at which time she says the suspect advanced towards her," NCPD officials said.

Stinchcomb was transported to Trident Hospital for treatment and is facing a charge of attempted carjacking.

Police are continuing the investigation.

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