Robbery Suspect Flees After Being Shot By Father And Son

A suspect is still on the run after he allegedly tried to break into a St. Helena Island home Monday morning and was subsequently shot at by the resident, whose teenaged son was home at the time, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

The teenager at a Ball Park Road home called his dad when it appeared someone was trying to break into the home around 11:40 a.m., Sheriff’s Office Capt. Bob Bromage said. The father came home to find a man with what looked like a long rifle near the side of the home. The father fired a shot at the suspected burglar, who then ran away.

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