Bar owner shoots intruder who
Originally published here
"Bar owner who shot intruder avoids charges"
Tuesday, June 12, 2001
BY GLENN SMITH
Of The Charleston Post and Courier staff
GOOSE CREEK - Berkeley County investigators do not
expect to file charges against a bar owner who shot a man who broke into his
business early Sunday, authorities said Monday.
Sheriff's office Capt. Ricky Driggers said it appears
the bar owner was protecting himself and his property when he wounded the
Allen Ray White, 39, of Annette Drive, was shot in the
head and chest at the Good Time Bar and Grill on Red Bank Road. He was listed in
serious condition Monday at Medical University Hospital, according to a hospital
White is expected to recover and be charged with
burglary, Driggers said.
The bar owner, 38-year-old Michael Colbourne, told
deputies he shot the suspect when the man came at him with a crowbar shortly
after 4 a.m. Colbourne, who had been repairing a freezer, surprised the man as
he tried to pry open a video game machine, authorities said.
On Monday, a woman who identified herself as
Colbourne's wife said he would have no comment on the shooting. She said the
family was trying to put the incident behind them.
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