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South Carolina Boy, 13, Fatally Shoots Burglar: Police



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    Ira Bennett, left, and Lamar Brown.

    A 13-year-old South Carolina boy fatally shot one burglary suspect and scared off a second with his mother's gun, police said, NBC News reported.

    The unidentified teenager told the Charleston County Sheriff's Office that he was alone on Tuesday afternoon when someone tried to break into his family's home in North Charleston, according to NBC affiliate WCBD.

    The boy grabbed his mother's gun and fired repeatedly through the home's back door, prompting someone outside to shoot back.

    The suspect, identified as 31-year-old felon Lamar Brown, was hit three times, and a getaway driver rushed him to a hospital in Charleston, where he died of his gunshot wounds, according to an affidavit.

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    His alleged partner, Ira Bennett, also 31, was apprehended and charged with first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.