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SC Homeowner Shoots, Kills One Of Two Armed Intruders

WALTERBORO, SOUTH CAROLINA — On September 14, 2022, a homeowner shot and killed one of two armed intruders. The other suspect fled from the scene.

Police were called to a Madison Street house around 10 p.m. on Wednesday night. Upon arriving, the homeowner exited the house, unarmed, and met with authorities. Deputies found one of the intruders, 25-year-old Brandon McDonald-Sharmk, of Colleton County, deceased on the porch.

The homeowner stated that he was inside when two armed men tried to break into his home. He was able to get his firearm and shoot one of the intruders as they were attempting to break down his door. Both suspects were armed with handguns. The other suspect fled from the scene in a dark-colored sedan. He has not yet been found, as of the time of this writing.

“The homeowner cooperated with detectives, citing the location of the used firearm and providing footage from a home security camera. Detectives worked through the night to process the scene,” said Shalane Tindal, spokeswoman for the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office. “This is still an active investigation and is believed to be an isolated incident.”

This incident is not tied to another fatal home invasion that occurred two weeks ago in Cottageville. In that case, the suspect shot and killed the male homeowner. The suspect fled the scene, but was later captured in Georgia.

The Colleton Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact their Criminal Investigations Division at 843-549-2211. Tipsters can also leave an anonymous tip by emailing [email protected].

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