RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP/WCIV) — Berkeley County sheriff's deputies say a man who shot and killed a man in Ridgeville earlier this week was apparently acting in self-defense.
Local media outlets reported that 23-year-old Ishmel Taquan Rivers was shot and killed Sunday in Ridgeville after he pulled two guns during a fight.
Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said Rivers went to the Garden Court home, met with three people (including a resident of the home), and got into an argument. Salisbury said Rivers shot the resident in the shoulder and one of the other three fired back at Rivers, hitting him four times.
Deputies say Rivers had been out of prison for just two months when he exchanged gunfire with a man. Records show Rivers had just completed a prison term for involuntary manslaughter in a 2012 shooting.Five years for killing someone? No wonder he was out. Won't happen again.