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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

South Carolina Man Fatally Shoots Home Invader

Late last Friday night, 35-year-old Antonio Roberts made the fateful decision to break into a home on Baton Rouge Road in Chester County, S.C. What Roberts apparently didn’t know was the homeowner was armed, and ready to protect his life and property.

Chester County police tell WSOC-TV that during a confrontation inside the residence, the homeowner was injured by the suspect but did manage to get off a shot, which killed Roberts. Under South Carolina’s interpretation of the "Castle Doctrine”—amended in 2006—any citizen can use deadly force to defend their home, business or car.

No charges are expected to be filed against the homeowner.