Victim’s ex-boyfriend shot during home invasion in Richland County, deputies say

A man was shot while breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s residence early Sunday morning, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies responded to the incident at about 4:30 a.m. at a residence on Bent Tree Lane, not far from Broad River Road.

Investigators found that the suspect had forced his way into the home through a window, according to the sheriff’s department. An acquaintance of the victim shot the suspect in the upper body, officials said.

The suspect was transported to Palmetto Health Richland after the incident.

Glen Luke Flanagan: 803-771-8305, @glenlflanagan