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Deadly road shooting leads to charges against both drivers

November 5, 2021 GMT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man who followed a car that didn’t stop after a wreck on Interstate 26 was charged with voluntary manslaughter after shooting into the other vehicle, killing a passenger, North Charleston police said.

The driver of the other car was also arrested after hitting the pursuing car several times during the chase, investigators said.

The incident started Thursday afternoon when Austin Blayne Faltermeier’s Honda Civic hit another vehicle on I-26 and leave the highway without stopping, police told media outlets.

Parker Norman Gour told investigators he saw the wreck, called 911 and followed Faltermeier, police said.

Gour said his Mazda 6 was hit by Faltermeier’s Honda several times before Gour fired a shot into the other vehicle, killing a 32-year-old woman, investigators said.

A child was also inside Faltermeier’s car, police said.

Gour, 24, of Charleston, is charged with voluntary manslaughter. Faltermeier, 32, of Spartanburg, is charged with first-degree assault and battery and unlawful conduct toward a child.

It wasn’t known if either man had a lawyer.