Home Invader Assaults Woman, 11-Year-Old Boy, Kills Family Dog, Gets Shot Dead
On August 22 an armed home invader who allegedly forced his way into a Darlington County, South Carolina home and killed the family dog, "physically assaulted" a woman, "and struck an 11-year-old boy on the head with a gun" was then shot and killed by the male homeowner.
The Darlington County coroner identified the deceased home invader as 25-year-old Marquis Benjamin.
According to News Channel 15, Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd says Benjamin had an accomplice in the invasion and "deputies arrested a second suspect, Brandon Lunn, hours after the burglary" took place.
Bryd said a male "homeowner was in a back room asleep [when the invasion took place] and woke up to all the commotion." He retrieved his gun, came out of the back room, and "fired several shots at the suspects." The intruders fled and deputies discovered Benjamin's body "in a field about 75 yards from the house."
WMBF News reports that Benjamin allegedly shot and killed the family dog during the invasion.
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