Deputies: Homeowner shoots man after attempted home invasion

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WILLIAMSTON, S.C. (WSPA) – It all started just before 10 Sunday night when Carolyn Tucker told 7News her family heard someone pounding on their front door.

She said a strange man forced his way into their home on Boiter Road in Anderson County and they couldn’t get him out.

On Monday, there was still evidence of the struggle, from a broken handle to a door off the hinges.

Tucker said her son-in-law shot the man in the side, and he died in their living room.

“There wasn’t nothing, we couldn’t get him out the door. We was trying to get him out, but he kept pushing back and forth and Antwan just took the gun and shot him,” Tucker said.

Anderson County deputies are still investigating the shooting and said it will be up to the solicitor to rule if the shooting was in self defense. 

The coroner identified the victim as Efren Nectali Ramirez, 39, of Honduras.

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