William Ronald Pulliam Murders Unarmed James Means
A South Carolina teen is dead after an incident outside a Charleston area store.
Authorities report that William Ronald Pulliam, 62, murdered James Harvey Means, 15, after the teen bumped into him on a sidewalk outside the store and an argument ensued.
Pulliam has since expressed no remorse and told police, “The way I look at it, that’s another piece of trash off the street.”
He’s now facing capital murder charges.
William Ronald Pulliam allegedly shot 15-year-old James Harvey Means twice in the abdomen with a .380 caliber revolver.
After the shooting, Pulliam went to dinner and then to a female friend’s home, according to the complaint, written by Charleston Police Detective C.C. Lioi. Police found the gun allegedly used to kill James Means at the friend’s home.
Charleston police asked federal authorities to determine if the killing meets the definition of a hate crime. Pulliam is white and Means was black.
The teenager was shot after a confrontation with Pulliam outside the Dollar General store at the corner of Washington and Nancy streets around 8:45 p.m. Monday.
Witnesses saw and heard Pulliam and Means exchange words after the two physically bumped into each other on the sidewalk near Dollar General, according to the complaint.
After the argument, Pulliam entered the store, while Means joined friends on the porch at the nearby home of a companion’s grandmother.
After Pulliam emerged from the store and walked past the porch where Means and his friends had gathered, the two argued again, and after Means crossed Washington Street East to approach the man, Pulliam shot Means twice, according to the complaint.
Witnesses also told authorities that Pulliam has a history of racist behavior.
White said he’s had run-ins with Pulliam in the past, when Pulliam would “pick on” his younger brother.
“One time I went over there to talk to him about it, I said, ‘You’ve got to quit picking on my little brother, that doesn’t look right,’” White said.
“He said, ‘Get the [expletive] off my property.’ He said I need to go on with my nappy Latino self. He’s just a real bad guy.”
White said he’s called the police about Pulliam before, and was told to avoid the man.
SMH…yet another senseless murder and this time it’s right before the holidays.
What do YOU think will happen in this case especially since the gunman’s shown no remorse???
WCHS, Charleston Gazette