From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal of April 22, 2009
Shootings found to be self-defense**Note**
Spartanburg County deputies determined that a man who shot two people Monday night outside his residence was acting in self-defense and charged the two men on Tuesday.
Daniel Scott Byrd, 22, of 115 Keith Street, Greer and Josh Duncan, 24, of 207 Church St., Wellford were each charged with one count of assault and battery.
Byrd's stomach was grazed by a bullet and Duncan was struck in the buttocks during a fight Monday night outside a Keith Street residence.
Larry James Pruitt Jr., 41, told deputies that a group of people were causing "a bad ruckus" outside his home and he asked them to keep it down. Pruitt said Byrd and Duncan then came into his yard and began choking and assaulting him.
Pruitt said he pulled a revolver from his pocket and fired several times, then ran into his home, reloaded his gun and waited for deputies.
Multiple people who said they witnessed the incident told deputies Pruitt was truthful about what happened.
When the deputy arrived, Duncan and Byrd were still on the ground outside of Pruitt's home.
Potential criminals beware, this is the third incident of self-defense in Spartanburg, SC in the past month alone.