Charleston, SC - Burglar shot dead by a 13 year old boy while home alone - used his mother’s Colt 45
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Charleston, South Carolina - Around 1:30pm EST yesterday, a 13 year old boy shot a burglar dead with his mother's Colt 45 pistol while home alone.
The boy said he became suspicious after seeing a vehicle pull up behind the house, according to an arrest affidavit.
On seeing a man entering the home through the back the young teen from Charleston, South Carolina, grabbed the gun and fired at him.
An exchange of gunfire in the home ensued, resulting in Lamar Anthwan Brown, 31, receiving three gunshot wounds, while his suspected accomplice Ira Bennett, 28, was later arrested and charged.
According to Charleston Police Department, the boy kept firing at the two suspects even when they fled the scene in a car, resulting in gunshot holes in the vehicle.
Police stated that Bennett dropped fellow suspect Brown off at Trinity Hospital after fleeing the crime scene. Brown died of his wounds.
While investigating after the shooting, deputies found a Colt .45 pistol in the backyard of the Ladson home where Brown and Bennett tried to break in, according to the affidavit. The pistol did not belong to the boy's family.
Both suspects had extensive criminal records - Bennett has now been charged with first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
The boy was too shy to comment Tuesday about what happened, his mother said.
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