A South Carolina teenager had a surprise for two men trying to break into his family’s home – his mother’s handgun.
A 13-year-old boy blasted through the back door of his home in Ladson, South Carolina, on Tuesday when two men tried to break in. Someone returned fire, but by the end of the day one man was dead and another in custody.
The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged 28-year-old Ira J. Bennett of North Charleston with first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm, WCSC Fox Carolina reported Tuesday.
A Colt .45 pistol was recovered by police where the boy said the attempted burglary occurred.
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Lamar Brown, 31, was pronounced dead at Trident Hospital earlier in the day. The Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased suspect.
“[The boy] saw a subject out back trying to get inside, so he fired his mother’s gun through the door and the subject reportedly fired back,” CCSO officials said, the network reported.
Police said the teenager continued firing at the suspects as they drove off in their vehicle. Brown suffered from three gunshot wounds prior to his death.