Man in custody after hiding in N.C. following home invasion, shooting in Chesterfield Co.; juvenile suspect killed

Suspect fatally shot in head, homeowner shot in leg after masked men invade home in Chesterfield Co.

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. (WBTV) - A man was arrested for his involvement in a home invasion in Chesterfield County Friday morning.

Austin Drake was found hiding under a crawl space at a home on Mangum Dairy Road in Union County, thanks to citizen information, according to deputies.

Drake, Noah Daniels and a juvenile were accused of breaking into a home where shots were fired.

Deputies said the juvenile was fatally shot in the head and a homeowner was shot in the leg after masked men invaded a home in Chesterfield County.

The incident happened at a home off Highway 207 in Pageland when a homeowner and his son were leaving for work and a male suspect was standing at the door needing directions.

Deputies say the second suspect came from around the corner armed with a gun forcing the homeowner and his son back into their home.

Daniels, 21, started to fight with the homeowner and shot the homeowner in the leg. The son of the homeowner then shot the 17-year-old suspect in the head with a shotgun.

A third suspect, identified as Austin Drake, stayed inside of the vehicle. Daniels left the home in a small white vehicle headed north toward North Carolina with Drake.

The 17-year-old suspect was flown to a hospital in Charlotte with life-threatening injuries. That 17-year-old male suspect later died from his injuries.

While investigating, the Union County Sheriff’s Office helped search for the white car.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Daniels, Drake, and the juvenile went to the residence to commit a crime of burglary.

At this time, Daniels is in custody and has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, burglary in the first degree and use of a weapon during a violent crime.

Deputies say Drake tried to rob the same house back in Dec. 2020, and was out on bond for that incident at the time of this crime.

Drake is charged with two counts of attempted murder, burglary in the first degree and use of a weapon during a violent crime.

Homeowner shot during home invasion in Chesterfield County

Deputies say a 17-year-old girl attempted to aid the two men after the home invasion. She has been charged with accessory after the fact. A Department of Juvenile Justice petition was sought and she was released to her parents.

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