Man charged with attempted murder in Johns Island home invasion, shooting

Carlton Solomon

A Johns Island man faces an attempted murder charge and other felonies stemming from a home invasion in which a man was shot.

Carlton Lamond Solomon, 22, whose last known address was on Langston Drive, is charged with attempted murder, first-degree burglary, two counts of kidnapping and possession of a knife/firearm during a violent crime.

He’s accused of kicking in the door of a home at 2565 Gibbs Road and shooting 47-year-old John Williams, who was at his cousin’s house at the time of the 1:10 a.m. shooting Saturday.

The female resident said the intruder knocked at her door and windows and she didn’t respond, according to the incident report.

Solomon allegedly kicked in the front door and asked, “Where’s the money?,” the resident told deputies. Williams replied with, “Please, don’t shoot.”

The woman hid in the closet while Williams was ordered to the ground and shot in the chest. Solomon fired a second shot as he was leaving but did not hit anyone, deputies said.

Williams has eight pellets in his right lung that can’t be removed due to risk of irreparable damage, a detective wrote in an affidavit.

The resident’s purse was stolen during the home invasion.

Solomon was arrested during a traffic stop Thursday.

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