Coroner identifies shooting victim who died after home invasion

Coroner identifies shooting victim who died after home invasion
The victim of the home invasion died eight days after being shot, the Berkeley County coroner said. (Source: Live 5 News)

MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - The Berkeley County Coroner has identified a man who died eight days after being shot in a home invasion in Moncks Corner.

Kori Capers, 33, died Saturday at 7:50 p.m. at an area hospital, according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury.

Moncks Corner Police Chief Rick Ollic said a friend called Capers to let him know his home was possibly being broken into and Capers went home to investigate.

“They came to check on it, and as they walked in the front door the suspect opened fire on the resident that lives there,” Ollic said.

Salisbury said an autopsy held Monday showed Capers died from complications of three gunshot wounds and ruled Capers' death a homicide.

The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office and Moncks Corner Police are investigating.

Police said evidence suggested it was not a random event. The gunman was spotted fleeing the scene in a Red Chevrolet Cruze.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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