Police identify man shot by homeowner during attempted break-in | Crime
The Irmo Police Department has released the name of a man shot by a homeowner in the Friarsgate neighborhood Tuesday morning.
Police say 22-year-old Stephen Lebrew was shot Tuesday morning as he was attempting to break into the home through a kitchen window.
According to police, the homeowner said he was asleep around 9:30 a.m. when he was awakened by the sound of banging on his home. The homeowner then grabbed his gun and headed downstairs.
When the homeowner entered the kitchen, he was confronted by Lebrew breaking into his house through the window, police say.
In fear of his safety, the homeowner shot the suspect twice.
Police say the wounded suspect fled the scene through the backyard of the victim’s home.
A short time later, officers located the unidentified man in the roadway on North Royal Tower Drive and administered first aid until Richland County EMS arrived, the report stated.
The suspect was transported to the Palmetto Richland Hospital where he is in critical condition.
At this time, no charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.
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