DCSO investigating fatal stabbing in Summerville

Dorchester County News

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) has released preliminary details about a civil disturbance that left one person dead on Tuesday.

According to the report, DCSO was called to an apartment complex on the 200 block of Pigeon Bay Road in Summerville. Deputies on scene were flagged down by a woman standing next to a car, who advised them that the victim, identified as LaShunda Pugh (33), allegedly broke into her apartment, and she stabbed her. The woman openly stated to DCSO “I am the one you’re looking for, I stabbed her, it was self defense….I think the knife is on the counter in the kitchen.”

Deputies observed Pugh laying in the car while a witness applied pressure to her wound. Deputies “rendered aid until Dorchester County EMS arrived” and transported Pugh to Trident Medical Center, where she later died.

The Dorchester County Coroner identified the cause of death as a stab wound to the neck, but noted that an autopsy will be conducted at MUSC on Wednesday.

DCSO brought the woman who stabbed Pugh in for questioning, but so far, no charges have been filed.

The case is actively being investigated.

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