- Associated Press - Sunday, April 13, 2014

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Deputies are investigating a fatal shooting in Anderson County that happened after the homeowner reported someone was trying to break in his house.

Authorities say the homeowner first called 911 to report a prowler around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Before deputies arrived, the homeowner called 911 again to say he shot the intruder.

The coroner’s office identified the dead man as 28-year-old Leandus Pickens of Columbia. Authorities say someone in the home knew Pickens.

Deputies are investigating the circumstances around the shooting and no charges have been filed.


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