BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators say they have arrested a suspected burglar who fired shots at a homeowner in Cane Bay.
The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office arrested Traevon Jamal Doctor of Summerville and charged him with attempted murder, first-degree burglary, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a stolen handgun.
Doctor's arrest stems from a burglary that happened on Sanctuary Park Drive on Jan. 4.
According to the sheriff's office, the homeowner reported the perpetrator shot at him, when the homeowner caught Doctor fleeing from his residence.
"Deputies responding to the initial call located a spent shell casing from a .45 caliber pistol in the back yard of Traevon Jamal Doctor's residence, which is located two houses from the burglary location," BCSO officials said.
The sheriff's office says a subsequent investigation by detectives found another residential burglary on the same street on Dec. 12, 2015 where a Springfield Armory .45 caliber pistol had been stolen.
Sheriff Duane Lewis stated, "We are very pleased to have been able to make an arrest in these cases. It is certainly unsettling when burglaries take place at a person's home. In this case, the suspect lived in the neighborhood of the crimes – making it very difficult to prevent."
Doctor attended a bond hearing at the Hill Finklea Detention Center on Thursday morning where he was denied bond.
BCSO officials say detectives continue to investigate Doctor's involvement in other similar crimes in the area with more arrests expected within the week.