A homeowner fatally shot a man who broke into his home near Orangeburg on Sunday night, the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office said.
DeShawn Randolph, 21, used a shovel to break through a back window of a Kings Road home, according to a statement from Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.
The resident grabbed a firearm and shot down the hallway. Bullets hit Randolph, who died of the wounds he suffered in the 11 p.m. home invasion.
South Carolina’s so-called “castle doctrine” law allows people in a home or a vehicle to use deadly force in defending themselves against intruders.
Randolph is a felon with a history of arrests in Orangeburg County, court records show.
He was set to be on probation until March 2016 after he pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary in connection with a March 2010 arrest.
Randolph also pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated assault of a high and aggravated nature after a January 2010 arrest.
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