Additional charges filed in West Ashley home invasion

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police say they have filed additional charges against a suspect who broke into a West Ashley home while dressed as a police officer.

Investigators first charged 36-year-old Rudolph Brown with first-degree burglary and two counts of kidnapping on Sunday. He has since been charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Brown is currently on probation for narcotic charges and is being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center.

On Friday, May 10 around 8:50 a.m., three men kicked in the rear door of a home on Joshua Drive and entered one of the victim's rooms.

According to the victim, the suspects screamed,"North Charleston Police don't move!" and "Where's the money?"

A police report states that one of the suspects then fired shots inside of the bedroom. The victim was then able to escape through a bathroom window.

Another victim was robbed of $300 before the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.

Authorities say one of the victims recognized one of the suspects because the victim had an altercation with him about money on the day prior to the incident.

The two other suspects involved in the robbery are still on the loose.

Anyone with information about this incident can call Charleston Police at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

Police are continuing the investigation.

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