Intruder killed by homeowner at Lake Carolina residence

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COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- Richland County Deputies are investigating an early morning fatal shooting near Lake Carolina.

Just after 1 AM, deputies responded to the 200 block of Baysdale Drive for a shooting.

Upon arrival, the homeowner told officials he heard a bang at his back door.

According to the man, he found the suspect going into his vehicle. He then left his home and confronted the suspect.

The homeowner then told officers the suspect started a fight and hit him multiple times.

The homeowner was able to retrieve a handgun and shot the suspect.

According to Richland County Deputies, the suspect left the scene, and collapsed about 100 yards away.

The male suspect was transported to Palmetto Health Richland and was pronounced deceased.

Richland County investigators stated that no charges have been filed at this time against the homeowner.

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