Summerville man shot, killed brother in self-defense, police say

Updated: Sep. 11, 2019 at 11:42 AM EDT
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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Summerville police are treating a deadly shooting Tuesday night as self-defense, according to police spokesman Shaun Tumbleston.

Officers arrived at 5:57 p.m. to the house in the 100 block of Salisbury Drive.

According to the incident report, dispaters told officers headed to the scene that the shooter was on the phone with 9-1-1 and told them that he just shot his brother.

Paul Felkel Rush, 53, of Summerville was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Dorchester County coroner.

“Come on, stay with me! Stay with me!,” Paul’s brother can be heard saying in the 911 calls. "My brother attacked me, so I had to shoot him. Hurry up and get here!”

When officers arrived, they found Paul’s brother in the yard waving them down and took him into custody. Officers then found Paul Rush on the ground inside the house and unsuccessfully tried to revive him.

“...Why did you make me do that? WHY? Why did you make me do it, Paul? PAUL! PAUL! PAUL!,” the brother can be heard saying in another audio clip from the 911 call.

The autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning at MUSC.

Both Summerville police and the Dorchester County coroner’s office are investigating.

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