Friday, June 18, 2010

Details About North Charleston Mayor Bobby Kinard Death Few

Former State Representative and mayor of North Charleston Bobby Kinard has shot himself in the head during a traffic stop, while fleeing police.



Just after midnight Friday morning, a woman called police about a domestic disturbance and shooting in Mt. Pleasant. Once on scene, police found one resident of the apartment with a gunshot wound to his upper torso. A witness gave officers the description of the vehicle. The officers later spotted the vehicle and stopped it.

Former State Representative and former North Charleston Mayor Bobby Kinard was the man inside of the vehicle. Once stopped, Kinard got out, and fatally shot himself in the head or may have shot himself while still seated in his truck.

Kinard was practicing attorney for Kinard Law Firm in Mt. Pleasant. He also served as a Chief Municipal Judge for the City of North Charleston in the 1980s. He was State Representative from 1978 to 1980, and North Charleston mayor from 1991 to 1994.

The man Kinard shot Terry Portier is in stable condition at MUSC.

Reports are that Kinard came to the home of his estranged-wife and confronted the man that he has suspect his wife had been seeing over the last several months.

She had reportedly moved into the Edgewater Plantation Apartment complex 3 weeks ago.

Susan Kinard told officers responding to a shooting at her apartment that Bobby Kinard ripped her from out of bed with 50-year-old Terry Portier then shot him twice in the shoulder.

Prior to Kinard shooting Portier, the former mayor hired a private detective to follow his wife. Reports indicate that detective was present at the scene and had called Kinard to tell him what was going on.

The private detective was filming outside the apartment when the shooting happened and police say they took his statement and possession of his camera.

More Details and Susan Kinard's statement at the Post and Courier.

Update Sunday June 20, 2010

The Charleston Post and Courier add new details here. Susan Kinard blames "Post Traumatic Stress" for Mr. Kinard's anger and claims nothing was going on with her and her male friend. The Post and Courier has closed the comments section, but going by the comments posted on other newspapers around the region no one is buying Susan Kinard's story.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

No women is worth killing yourself over or killing someone else and facing a life behind bars.

The Charleston area is full of idiots like Kinard but normally its the black folks!

I hope his bitch of an exwife is happy.

Anonymous said...

Crazy Ppl!

Anonymous said...

Too Bad he wasn't a good shot! Must have thought he killed the other guy. Shame he worked so hard for the f-ing statue at Patroits Point, now who wants to see the stupid thing because it will become a memorial to him. Blows

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Anonymous said...

Terry Porter or is it Portier?

Word is that he is a client or former client. Who the plot gets more scary.

Is he a white guy?

Anonymous said...

This is trash, don't you have any respect for the dead?

Anonymous said...

If you knew this man you would have seen this coming. His wife is white trash and he was a hot head. Sad it ended this way but not a real surprise.

Everyone knows Susan is a whore, her BS about Terry sleeping in seperate room is just wacked. She needs help.

Anonymous said...

Susan I hope you are happy. But you're not going to get a dime.

That bull shit about PTSD is just like you nothing is ever your fault. People aren't dumb, you tell the cops one thing and then when the Post and Courier shows up you make up some crap about PTS and that your skanky ass wasn't doing anything, sleeping in another bedroom?

Ya right it's a one bedroom apartment! I hope you lose everything I hope the kids wise up and toss your slut ass out the door.

Scum like you are not fit to live!

Anonymous said...

I hope someone is able to get the real truth somewhere along the line. Bobby was my friend for over 50 years.

Anonymous said...

They Bobby and Susan are both stupid, she for sleeping around with a black guy and him for shooting the guy.

Lawyers know that in SC being caught in the sack with another man is instant no alimony.

What the hell was she thinking? Why the hell didn't her let her skank ass go?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like he shot the wrong person. Failure Bobby Kinard!

ThaQueenCity said...

First off I hate this man killed himself, that is sad. Second though I didn't know him or her I DO know no man or woman is worth suicide or murder!

From all the CO published it sounds like he did have a mental illness and THAT could have been treated esp. with all the warning he put out there, in public!

Second if a couple is divorced BOTH have the right to see anyone they choose, not my place to judge.

Anonymous said...

Portier... his name is Terry Portier / and yes he is a white guy / Apparently because he lived.... no one gives a crap that he took two bleepDAHbleep bullets for this women. All they can talk about it saving her rep and putting the shooter up on some higher cloud... YES HE IS DEAD so apparently he should get glory for shooting Terry Portier COME ON PEOPLE ..grow the fruit up

Anonymous said...

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND-WEREN'T BOBBY AND SUSAN SCREWING AROUND WITH EACH OTHER- BEFORE THAT GOT MARRIED-PUTTING THEIR FORMER SPOUSES THROUGH THE SAME HELL

Anonymous said...

Sucks to be Susan. The Kinard family has the kind of connections that are usually not discussed at dinner parties or in the media. The rest of the story may get pretty interesting....

Anonymous said...

I know the Kinard family and they are and have been a pillar of the North Charleston area for generations. They are genuinely good and decent people. With that said, I would much rather be a friend than foe.

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows that Mayor Kinard had a temper... Everyone knows that Susan is a slut.... go figure.

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Anonymous said...

From what I have heard about Susan, she does this all the time. She uses men and cheats on them. She has serious self esteem issues and mental problems and men eat it up and always come to her rescue. No one would be sad if she fell off the map. I feel sorry for any man that has ever had to deal with her.