2 suspects sought after N. Charleston home invasion

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Dorchester County deputies are searching for two suspects after a man was shot during a home invasion early Monday in North Charleston.

Major John Garrison of the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a shooting on Tuskeegee Drive just before 2 a.m. That road is located off Ashley Phosphate Road near Patriot Boulevard.

Upon arrival, a 40-year-old male victim told deputies he was sleeping when he heard someone knock on his front door. The victim said he answered the door to find a man asking for help with a vehicle stuck in a nearby ditch.

The resident said when he told the man he couldn't help him, another suspect appeared and both men forced their way inside the home and demanded money. The resident told deputies when he refused, he was shot in the foot by one of the suspects.

The victim said he then handed over about $350 in cash and the suspects ran out of his house heading towards Ashley Phosphate Road.

Other residents in the neighborhood told deputies they heard a loud pop around the time of the incident. One neighbor said he heard a vehicle speed away, but he could not describe the vehicle.

The victim told deputies the man who knocked on his door was a white male appearing to be in his mid-twenties, standing 5'5" tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He was wearing an orange shirt, a gray jacket, and dark shorts, according to the victim.

The victim said the second suspect, the one who shot him, was a black male appearing to be between the ages of 18 and 25, standing 6' tall and weighing about 180 pounds. The victim said he was wearing gloves and a black, hooded sweatshirt.

If you have any information regarding this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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