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State v. Brown
Citation:543 S.E.2d 552 (S.C. 2001).
Brown and Hammond had an altercation over rent money owed to Brown. Jack & Kelly Williams witnessed an altercation in which Brown struck Hammond several times with a blunt force instrument, lacerating his scalp.
A few days later, Hammond came to Brown’s house. Erlene Brown witnessed a subsequent altercation in which Brown walked down the hallway to confront Hammond in the kitchen, to tell Hammond to leave the house. The two got into another physical altercation, in which Brown shot Hammond with a firearm during the tussle. Brown claimed he feared for his life and believed Hammond was going to kill him.
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