Deputies investigate after homeowner shoots, kills uninvited visitor in Lancaster County
INDIAN LAND, S.C. (WBTV) - Deputies are investigating a shooting death after a homeowner fatally shot an uninvited visitor in Lancaster County over the weekend.
Deputies responded to a burglary call around 3:30 a.m. Sunday at a home on Fox Ridge Lane in Indian Land.
Officers said a 37-year-old man drove to the residence uninvited where his ex-girlfriend was visiting.
Deputies said the 37-year-old man, identified as Anastasio Kroustalis, from Matthews, NC, upset that the woman was there.
The homeowner, a 40-year-old man, allowed Kroustalis to come inside to the downstairs kitchen.
The homeowner went upstairs to talk with the woman, who was in a walk-in closet in the master bedroom suite.
Soon after, Kroustalis made his way upstairs and confronted the homeowner and the woman at the closet door.
Officers said a disturbance ensued and the homeowner fired a handgun at Kroustalis, who was shot and died at the scene.
The woman was taken to a medical facility to be treated for injuries and later released.
A search warrant for the home and the Kroustalis’s automobile was obtained, and evidence was collected.
There have not been any arrests.
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