Loris man shot in leg, charged in home invasion incident where car crashed into house

troot@thesunnews.comDecember 3, 2012 

A 19-year-old Loris man, who was shot in the thigh, is charged in a home invasion where three men took various items, including a vehicle, and tried to elude police before crashing the vehicle into a home, according to a report.

K’Shawn Aldontay Morris, 19, of Loris was charged with six counts of kidnapping, one count each of armed robbery, first-degree burglary, resisting arrest and unlawful carrying of a pistol, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Morris, is being held pending bail hearings, was booked into the jail Sunday.

Police were called at 6:40 p.m. Saturday to a home on Camp Swamp Road in Loris where the residents told officers that three men, who wore black scarves over their mouths, forced their way into the home at gunpoint, according to the report.

The suspects held the victims, a 30-year-old woman, a 37-year-old man, a 13-year-old girl, a 70-year-old woman, two 12-year-old boys and an infant girl at gunpoint while they took various items from the home, according to the report. Items reported stolen included jewelry, video gaming system and games, a DVD player, cell phones, keys and a 2007 Toyota Yaris.

When police were responding to the incident, they saw the vehicle reported stolen and an officer followed it, according to the report. An officer began to chase the vehicle after it ran a stop sign and went into the wrong lane of traffic.

The vehicle sped away and a short pursuit occurred, according to the report. The officer reported the three occupants jumped from the vehicle while it was moving and it crashed into a home on Harris Road.

The suspects ran behind the home down a dirt path and the officer began to chase after them, according to the report. The officer heard a gunshot and found Morris in some thick brush.

The two other suspects were not found. Police learned Morris had been shot in the thigh and took him to Conway Medical Center for treatment before he was booked into the jail.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.

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