Two suspects charged with murder after North Charleston home invasion


Two suspects are being charged with murder and a host of other crimes after allegedly breaking into a North Charleston home, attempting to rob the people inside, and killing a 38-year-old man during a struggle.

The name of the deceased, nor the street addresses and cities of the suspects, have not been made available.

According to police, Stacy Lavale Green, 23, and Byron Rivers, 23, knocked on the door of 1808 Leland Street before 10 p.m. on Friday.

Green and Rivers forced their way inside the residence and attempted to rob the victims, and shot the 38-year-old man during an altercation, according to police. Rivers was also shot during the altercation.

Police say the two suspects fled the scene and were chased down by other occupants in the house and nearby residents. Rivers was apprehended by the residents and Green was apprehended by officers.

Police say Rivers was taken to the hospital and will be charged after his release.

Both suspects are being charged with the following: murder; two counts of attempted murder; possession of a firearm during commission of a violent crime; and six counts of armed robbery.

Green has been denied bail on all charges except the possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Bail for that charge has been set at $100,000.

The neighborhood surrounding the Leland Street address has seen stricken with crime over the years, including fatal shootings and hit-and-run incidents on parts of Spruill Avenue, less than half a mile away.

Overall, North Charleston has tallied 17 homicides so far this year after recording a total of 19 homicides all of 2015. By the halfway point of 2015, the city only had three homicides.

Overall, the tri-county area has seen a total of 37 homicides so far this year. In 2015, the area totaled 79 homicides.

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