A man is dead after a home invasion in Lexington on the morning of Aug. 16.
The Lexington Police Department says it was called to a home on the 100 block of Widgeon Drive for “an unwanted …
A man is dead after invading a home occupied by his sister on the morning of Aug. 16.
The Lexington Police Department says it was called to a home on the 100 block of Widgeon Drive for “an unwanted guest and home invasion” at about 5 a.m.
“When officers arrived they were met in the driveway by a man who had been shot several times and his wife who had been in the house during the shooting,” the department writes in a news release. “Officers entered the house and found a deceased man who had been shot several times in the living room.”
The injured man, who had non-life threatening injuries, was transported to the hospital.
The Lexington County Coroner’s Office later identified the man killed as Matthew Lewis Stanfield, 33, whom the Lexington Police have identified as the brother of the woman who lives in the house. His last known address is believed to be in Colorado.
“He’s made threats to her in the past,” the release states. “During this incident, Matthew Stanfield attempted to enter the house through the front door, the garage, and then broke through a side door entering the home where the woman’s husband became involved in a violent physical altercation with him. Matthew Stanfield and the man both had firearms and exchanged gunfire resulting in his death and the other man being shot several times.”
“Stanfield ... was shot multiple times in the upper body and died at the scene from the injuries he sustained,” the coroner’s office posted.
The coroner’s office places the time of death at approximately 4:48 a.m.
According to the coroner’s office, an autopsy is set to be scheduled at MUSC.
Lexington Police say that the woman and several children were in the home at the time of the shooting, but they were unharmed.
“Investigators found that Matthew Stanfield brought a rifle that he used during this incident along with a large bag with extra magazines with ammo, a ballistic vest, and other items to aid him,” the department’s release states.
This is a developing story and will continue to be updated.
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