Deputies: Homeowner killed man during burglary in Colleton Co.

RUFFIN, SC (WCSC) - The Colleton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting which left an alleged burglar dead early Saturday morning on Low Country Highway in Ruffin.

Investigators say the homeowners called around 2:20 a.m. in reference to someone stealing items out of their shed. The homeowner told authorities that her husband grabbed his gun and went to the shed where the suspect was still located and shot at him.

When deputies arrived on the scene they found 43-year-old Nathaniel Charlie Williams dead on the scene.

Williams's car was found near the area, along with various metals that were being loaded from the shed.

The Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division is continuing to investigate this incident. No word on whether the homeowner will be charged in this shooting.

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