Teenager shoots and kills burglary suspect in Ladson

Ladson, SC  –  One person is dead and another in custody following a burglary in Charleston County.

Authorities say on Tuesday, November 10, a 13-year-old, who was home alone at the time, reported hearing someone trying to break in to his home on Elderwood Drive.

We’re told the teenager retrieved his mother’s gun and went to the back door. Seeing the suspect behind the home trying to get inside, he fired the gun through the door and the suspect reportedly fired back.

Officials say the suspect fled the scene in a silver vehicle. The driver of the vehicle took the suspect to Trident Hospital.

Lamar Brown, 31, from Summerville, died at Trident Hospital from gunshot wounds sustained during the incident.

Ira Bennett, 28
Ira Bennett, 28

Police arrested Ira Bennett, 28, of North Charleston in connection to the burglary. A bond hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 10:00am.

This is a developing story.  We’ll keep you posted with any updates.







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