By Associated Press - Tuesday, August 5, 2014

WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) - A Walhalla man has been charged after deputies said he was shot by a homeowner in an act of self-defense.

Deputies said in a news release Monday 41-year-old Bradley Michael Payne was charged with assault and battery and burglary.

Deputies said they responded July 28 to a shooting at 4:15 p.m. in Tamassee. Authorities found Payne had been shot, and he was taken to a hospital.

Investigators said Payne had been outside the home, threatening the homeowner. Deputies say the homeowner got a gun, yelled for Payne not to come inside, then shot Payne in the hip as he forced his way in.

The homeowner called 911, and authorities say he won’t be charged. Payne has been released from jail, and it wasn’t known if he had an attorney.

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