VIDEO: South Carolina Deputy Shoots Resident During Home Invasion Call
After receiving a desperate 911 call, Charleston County (S.C.) Sheriff's deputies were dispatched Thursday morning to a home in Hollywood, South Carolina, with a report of shots fired and a home invasion. During the call, one of the deputies shot and seriously wounded the resident who was holding a pistol.
In the recording of the 911 call, made public by police on Thursday, the resident tells the dispatcher that two men with guns are trying to break into his house, banging at the window. Later in the call, he pleads with the dispatcher for the police to hurry. The resident who was shot sustained "life-threatening" injuries, the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday.
A statement from the police said that when the deputies arrived, two black male suspects were seen fleeing the house on bicycles toward the backyard, ABC News reports.
"Our deputies proceeded to the rear of the home and were confronted by an armed subject exiting or standing at the back door of the residence," the sheriff's statement read. "Our deputies challenged the subject [later identified as the resident] and ordered him to drop his weapon, which he didn't at the time. As a result, one of our deputies fired his service weapon striking the subject once in the neck area."
The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Thursday that they arrested and charged a man for first-degree burglary and attempted murder for his involvement in the home invasion. The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is investigating the home invasion. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating the officer-involved shooting.