Homicide

Deputy responding to home invasion shoots house's owner; police say he wouldn't drop weapon

  • Yellow crime tape blocks off a home, center, on Scott White Road in Hollywood, S.C., where a Charleston County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a resident Thursday May 7, 2015 after a call about a home invasion. Authorities say a sheriff's deputy responding to a home invasion shot the homeowner in the neck after he refused to drop his weapon. (Christina Elmore/The Post and Courier via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT; THE STATE OUT

    Yellow crime tape blocks off a home, center, on Scott White Road in Hollywood, S.C., where a Charleston County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a resident Thursday May 7, 2015 after a call about a home invasion. Authorities say a sheriff's deputy responding to a home invasion shot the homeowner in the neck after he refused to drop his weapon. (Christina Elmore/The Post and Courier via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT; THE STATE OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Authorities work near the scene on Scott White Road in Hollywood where a Charleston County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a resident Thursday May 7, 2015 after a call about a home invasion. Authorities say a sheriff's deputy responding to a home invasion shot the homeowner in the neck after he refused to drop his weapon. (Christina Elmore/The Post and Courier via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT; THE STATE OUT

    Authorities work near the scene on Scott White Road in Hollywood where a Charleston County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a resident Thursday May 7, 2015 after a call about a home invasion. Authorities say a sheriff's deputy responding to a home invasion shot the homeowner in the neck after he refused to drop his weapon. (Christina Elmore/The Post and Courier via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT; THE STATE OUT  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy responding to a home invasion shot the homeowner in the neck after he refused to drop his weapon.

Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson said in a news release that the officers encountered the armed man at the rear of the house in Hollywood, South Carolina, on Thursday after two other men fled on bicycles. Watson said the homeowner was either leaving or standing at the back door of the house.

Watson said the deputy shot the man after he ignored orders from officers to drop his weapon. He was taken to the hospital to undergo surgery. Watson didn't identify either the deputy or the homeowner, or say what weapon the homeowner had.

He said the homeowner was black and the deputies were white.