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Cops: Motorists arrested after woman fatally shot in road rage incident

Published: Nov. 4, 2021 at 6:14 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 5, 2021 at 2:42 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Investigators have arrested two people after a woman was fatally shot following a road rage incident in North Charleston Thursday night.

The North Charleston Police Department arrested 24-year-old Parker Norman Gour who was charged with manslaughter and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Officers also arrested 24-year-old Austin Blayne Faltermeir. He faces charges of first-degree assault and battery and unlawful conduct towards a child.

According to police, the incident began when Faltermeir was involved in a separate collision which Gour witnessed which led to Gour following Faltermeir.

Investigators say Faltermeir’s vehicle then collided with Gour’s vehicle which led to Gour firing a gun into Faltermeir’s vehicle which killed a female passenger.

The North Charleston Police Department arrested 24-year-old Parker Norman Gour (right) who was...
The North Charleston Police Department arrested 24-year-old Parker Norman Gour (right) who was charged with manslaughter and 24-year-old Austin Blayne Faltermeier (left) charged with first-degree assault and battery.(CCDC)

Incident began with report of I-26 collision

NCPD officials reported that the whole thing began when Faltermeir, who was driving a Honda Civic with a female passenger and child, was involved in a separate collision on I-26 in which Gour witnessed.

A report states that Gour, who was driving a Mazda 6, then pursued Faltermeir which led to a collision involving both men’s vehicles.

Both vehicles then left the highway and got onto East Montague Avenue, according to police.

Investigators said Faltermeir then collided with Gour’s car at which time Gour fired a pistol into the passenger side of Faltermeir’s vehicle which resulted in a female passenger’s death.

Police officers became involved at 5:20 p.m. when they responded to East Montague Avenue and Ezekiel Avenue for a report of a vehicle collision and shooting.

When officers arrived they found a deceased woman who had suffered a gunshot wound.

Both Faltermeir and Gour were booked into the Al Cannon Detention Center.

The coroner’s office has not identified the deceased.

Shortly before 5:20 p.m., police responded to Montague Avenue near Ezekiel Avenue for a traffic...
Shortly before 5:20 p.m., police responded to Montague Avenue near Ezekiel Avenue for a traffic collision and shots fired.(Live 5 News)

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