Now here’s a story that just goes to show you should always respect your elders, even if you’re a drug dealer:
The last time police came by his Tripe Street home to investigate complaints about drug dealing in the West Ashley neighborhood, William Gates made it clear to them that he had had enough.
“I told the police, ‘Bring the coroner and body bags the next time you come out here,’ ” he said. “Nobody is going to run me out of my home.”
The coroner and body bags weren’t needed Friday morning because when Gates made good on his statement, he only wounded the men he shot. But it wasn’t for lack of trying.
“I shot to kill,” he said. “I’m not going to lie to you.”