Home invasion, homicide set off pandemonium in North Charleston neighborhood

A North Charleston home invasion that left one man dead and another wounded Friday night sent the neighborhood into chaos, according to incident reports released Tuesday.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified the man who was fatally shot as Kirby Fyall, 38, of Charleston.

Police said it all started when two men knocked on the door at 1808 Leland St., tried to rob the residents, shot Fyall during a struggle and took off running with people chasing them.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m., officers arrived at Leland Street and North Carolina Avenue to see “countless people running in all directions,” according to the police reports.

A man was lying on the ground with several people beating him and people saying he had shot somebody.

“The scene was very chaotic with subjects running and screaming everywhere,” an officer noted.

Officers broke it up and took the man on the ground into custody. He was identified as Byron Rivers, 23, of Yost Lane on Johns Island. He was shot during the struggle and booked into jail after being released from the hospital.

Officers went to an apartment and found Fyall dead on the floor with shell casings and narcotics nearby, according to the reports. They said they found a black Walther PPS .40-caliber handgun behind a trash can in front of another Leland Street home.

Other officers spotted a man running along Leland Street being chased by another man. The man giving chase tackled him in a ditch near the railroad tracks and held him until officers arrived to take him into custody. Officers said they recovered a blue aluminum baseball bat and a cotton glove.

He was identified as Stacy Lavale Green, 23, of Irving Avenue in North Charleston. He told police he didn’t shoot anybody but took money from the victim, according to the reports.

Both Rivers and Green face charges of murder, two counts of attempted murder, six counts of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during commission of a violent crime, according to police spokesman Spencer Pryor.

They are being held in the Charleston County jail.

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