A man arrested following Saturday’s South Carolina mall shooting in which nine people were wounded had opened fire in self-defense in a confrontation with other shooters, his lawyer said Sunday.
The man, identified as 22-year-old Jewayne Price, has been released under house arrest and ordered to wear an ankle monitor after a judge set a $25,000 surety bond.
Police booked Price on suspicion of unlawful possession of a pistol after questioning him, the Columbia Police Department said. While police have not formally alleged he was a shooter Saturday, he was barred by Bond Court at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center Sunday from contacting victims of the attack, Columbia police said on Twitter.
Let’s face it: if it was one of us, we would have been already buried in a dungeon “pending investigation” and our names given top billing in every newscast and printed edition. The incident will be added to the push for Gun Control elimination” without the appropriate details.
In the meantime, the old advice from yours truly remains valid: Stay the hell away from malls