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Duo denied bond in deadly home invasion

Tyler McCoy at bond court. (Photo: Nicole Johnson) Tyler McCoy at bond court. (Photo: Nicole Johnson)
Picture of the scene at Cooper River Boulevard. (Source: Nicole Johnson / Live 5 News) Picture of the scene at Cooper River Boulevard. (Source: Nicole Johnson / Live 5 News)
Clifford Ramsey, left, and Tyler McCoy, right. (Source: Berkeley County Government) Clifford Ramsey, left, and Tyler McCoy, right. (Source: Berkeley County Government)
Bobby Gadsden (Source: Hill-Finklea Detention Center) Bobby Gadsden (Source: Hill-Finklea Detention Center)
Two men were denied bond on Thursday in connection with a home invasion that ended with one of the suspects being shot and killed by the homeowner.
 
Tyler McCoy and Clifford Ramsey were denied bond for first-degree burglary. McCoy had turned himself over to authorities on Wednesday. Both suspects are being held at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center in Berkeley County.

Authorities say a third suspect, 21-year-old Bobby Gadsden, was shot to death after breaking into a home in Moncks Corner. Police say Gadsden, Ramsey and McCoy likely entered through the garage door, which had been left slightly open.

"They weren't coming in there to play patty cake. They went into somebody's home and they're stealing guns. What to we think they're going to do with those guns when they hit the street?" Moncks Corner Police Lt. Michael Roach said.

Police say the homeowner, a 50-year-old man, was there when the men broke in. Next authorities say the homeowner caught a suspect coming down the stairs.

"A shot was fired. As a result the suspect was killed. Then the homeowner left the home to call 911," Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said.

Police meanwhile say the second suspect ran out of the house, but they caught and arrested Ramsey after witnesses reported seeing him running and police dogs tracked his scent.

In a court affidavit, police say Ramsey admitted to taking part in the break in at the home. It says Ramsey told police that McCoy was the lookout and getaway driver. Authorities say cell phone calls made at the scene proved that McCoy was there at the time.

Investigators say they haven't ruled out the possibility of even more suspects involvement and are currently doing DNA testing of evidence found at the scene.

The home invasion happened in the 1400 block of Cooper River Boulevard in the Stony Landing neighborhood in Moncks Corner around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the homeowner will not be charged in this shooting, as he was defending himself.  They are also looking into whether this home was chosen at random or targeted.


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