911: Man shot in attempted carjacking was looking through cars before shooting

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

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Witnesses reported that a man who was shot attempting to breaking into a car was looking through other cars to see which vehicles were unlocked.

Newly released 911 audio tapes were released in the Tuesday night incident that happened in North Charleston.

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.

Witnesses told 911 dispatchers that a man, later identified as Jason Stinchcomb, appeared to be searching the parking lot, checking to see which cars were unlocked.

When the owner of one of the cars confronted Stinchcomb, an argument occurred resulting in more than one gunshot being fired, authorities said.

A woman told a responding officer that she shot Stinchcomb, who had been trying to get into her car, 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.

Stinchcomb is facing an attempted carjacking charge and received a $250,000 bond in connection with the incident.

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