After conducting an investigation, the authorities arrested Pulliam on Monday night and he was arraigned for murder on Tuesday.
Pulliam calmly left the scene and went home.
Pulliam has no remorse for committing the senseless act.
Police said Pulliam used a.380 caliber revolver to fatally shoot the teenager and he later died at Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital. If found guilty, he could face life behind bars. According to Pulliam, the teens began verbally harassing him and one of the teens flashed a gun. "I mean believe me, I did not want to kill anybody, but they're not going to kill me", adding that he felt his life was in danger.
As details of the situation unfold, it is likely that some will argue Means was the aggressor if he got off the porch to approach Pulliam in the street.
Douglas Evans, a former resident of the community where Means was killed, saw the teen's GoFundMe page and quickly recognized him from last winter when Means helped him retrieve his auto after getting stuck in the snow. I'm going to leave everything up to the court to take care of this man and to whatever they have to do.
A remorseless white man accused of shooting an unarmed Black teen to death in Charleston, West Virginia, after they bumped into each other Monday evening confessed and called his victim a "piece of trash", police said, the Huffington Post reports.
He says he told him he did not say anything and proceeded to the store.
On Monday around 8:45 p.m., according to the criminal complaint, Charleston police responded to a report of a shooting in East Charleston, Kanawha County. "[Pulliam] said, 'Get the [expletive] off my property, '" White recalled. "James and three or four of his friends, without being asked, came up, got behind my vehicle and pushed my auto out". The case is under review as a possible hate crime. "He was amusing, he was smart, and he was loved".
Lakiah Ryan, Cooper's mother, said Means made an impression on her over the summer when he would spend the night. "We are going to let the law put it in their hands", Adkins told NBC affiliate WSAZ.
Family and friends held a vigil for James and stated that James' name is not something that should be forgotten. He also shoved his wife to the ground during that incident, according to the complaint which led to the man being barred from legally possessing a gun.
He was sentenced to 36 days in jail.
Most who attended watched silently as Means' friends and family - many of whom had come from the earlier event - clung to one another and wept.