Home invasion leaves one dead, 78-year-old wounded

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Anderson County investigators look for evidence following a home invasion at a residence on Wren Road in the Wren Community Monday evening (Dec. 23). The intruder, a 39 year old Williamston man, was  shot by the 78-year-old homeowner and was pronounced dead on arrival at Greenville Memorial Hospital, according to Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore. (Photo by David Rogers)

According to reports, the intruder was shot in the chest by the homeowner who also suffered a gunshot would to the stomach. He was flown to Greenville Memorial Medical Center by helicopter and underwent surgery Monday night. He was listed in serious condition, according to Shore. According to Anderosn County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Lt. Sheila Cole, the shooting occurred when the homeowner exchanged gun fire with the home invader, who fled the scene in a black sport utility vehicle. According to reports, a black utilityvehicle later took a gunshot victim to Greenville Memorial and then left. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about the incident to call 864-260-4400 or leave an anonymous tip with the Anderson Area Crime Stoppers at 1-888-274-6372 or go to their website at www.andersonareacrimestopppers.com.

Pelzer EMS and Wren firefighters also responded to the call.