BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office says two suspects in a home invasion who were shot by the homeowner will face charges in the incident.
Deputies say the suspects, whom they identified as Daniel Moon and Shawn Cook, will face charges of first-degree burglary and third-degree assault and battery. Moon is still hospitalized following the shooting but has active warrants, according to Deputy Carli Drayton. Cook will face the same charges, she said.
Booking photos were not yet available for the two suspects.
The investigation began on Dec. 29 at 1:35 a.m. when Berkeley County deputies responded to a home on Mosby Court. When deputies arrived they spoke to the victim who said his gun was on the floor and reported that he had shot two male subjects who had attacked him when he opened the door.
The victim said it all started when he heard someone knocking on his front door and heard someone say‚ ”It’s Hal, your neighbor.”
The report states when the victim opened the door the two male subjects pushed through the door with one of them grabbing the victim and slinging him across the room.
The victim said he reached into his pocket, took out a gun and fired four rounds at the suspects. They ran from the scene, and he told his girlfriend to call police, he said.
The victim said he then observed a car running in the nearby area with a female subject standing outside of it and a male subject sitting in the driver’s seat. The victim said he yelled out the door that he was calling the police at which time the vehicle left.
The victim’s girlfriend said she was in a back room of the home when the incident happened, and heard someone knocking at the door, her boyfriend going to the front door and then heard “banging around” followed by gunshots.
The sheriff’s office then responded to Roper St. Francis on Carnes Crossing Boulevard for two gunshot victims that arrived shortly after the incident.
According to deputies, it was determined the two were the suspects involved in the home invasion.