Report: Teen behind bars after shooting at dog after home burglary

Published: Jun. 9, 2016 at 11:56 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 9, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT
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ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A Lowcountry teen is behind bars after authorities say he fired on a dog following a home burglary.

Bond was denied for 17-year-old Kamari Johnson who faces a charge of first-degree burglary.

"Orangeburg County Magistrate Peggy Doremus said Johnson could present a flight risk since he's facing up to life in prison for the charge," OCSO officials said."Bond was then denied on the teen."

Officials with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office say investigators tracked Johnson to a Narvalle Lane home.

Johnson was arrested after deputies responded to a home alarm.

"Investigators checked the house but found no one inside," officials said.

Witnesses reported the suspect fled the area by jumping several fences. According to one witness, the suspect jumped into one yard where a dog was kept.

According to investigators, the suspect fired several shots at the animal as it chased him.

"The dog's owner also said when the dog began chasing the subject, he turned and began firing at it," authorities said."The dog was not hurt by the shots. A male at a nearby residence began peeping out of a door. He was then identified by several neighbors as the subject who fled through the several yards and fired at the dog when chased."

Deputies said the suspect was ordered out of the home at gunpoint.

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