Teen, men charged in Summerville home invasion, shooting

Stokes, Miles, and Brown. (Source: SPD)
Stokes, Miles, and Brown. (Source: SPD)

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Summerville Police Department say three suspects have been arrested in connection to a home invasion and shooting in Summerville.

Captain Jon Rogers with the police department said 19-year-old Damien Marquise Stokes, 20-year-old Tyrell Jamar Miles, and 24-year-old Brandon McNeil Brown have all been charged with first-degree burglary.

Brown, the alleged shooter, has also been charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

The May 1 incident happened at a home in the Robynwyn subdivision and left one person shot.

According to police, officers responded to a home on 100 Myrtle Place, near the corner of Highway 78 and North Maple Street, for a burglary in progress around 10:30 a.m.

The homeowner said four men kicked in his door and began shooting. He was not shot, but another man at the home was hit. 

The victim, who did not live at the home, then ran across the street where someone called 911, according to the homeowner.

Rogers said investigators later determined that the "victim" that was shot was actually Stokes, one of the suspects perpetrating the robbery.

Rogers said Stokes was denied bond, while Miles was granted a $70,000 bond and Brown was issued a $150,000 bond.

Robynwyn has been recently plagued by violent crime.  Last October, 36-year-old John Elliot Hancock was fatally shot.

Community organizers have since held anti-violence rallies and marches.

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