Police searching for man who broke into woman's apartment and shot her

(West Columbia, S.C.) â?? The West Columbia Police Department is requesting the assistance of the community in locating a suspect in an early morning Burglary and Aggravated Assault.

Officers responded to the Park Place Apartments, located at 1035 Comanchee Trail at approximately 3:00 a.m. this morning. When officers arrived they found the victim, a 28 year old, black female in the apartment with multiple gunshot wounds. She stated that a black male entered her apartment through a sliding glass door. The subject attempted to sexually assault her and her daughter. The victim started to fight the subject and that is when he shot her multiple times. After firing multiple shots the subject fled the scene. Bloodhounds responded to the scene but were unable to locate the subject.

The subject is described as a black male approximately 5â??4â??-5â??6â??, 150 lbs-165 lbs. The subject was wearing blue jeans, blue ball cap and boots. The subject also had some type of dark rag covering his face.

All residents should always make sure all your doors and windows are locked at night and report any suspicious activity or individuals. This subject should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have contact with a suspicious person please do not approach the individual and call Law Enforcement immediately.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the West Columbia Police Department at 794-0721 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.