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Wheelchair-Bound Man Kills Home Invader

Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter

A South Carolina homeowner would have been at a distinct disadvantage to a man who invaded his home early Thursday.

Orlandous Brown, 33, suffers from cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair.

But the Easley, S.C. man had a gun and used it to defend himself against 26 year-old Atlanta native Darin Lowe, according to The Greenville News.

Both exchanged gunfire in Brown’s living room. The wheelchair-bound man prevailed, however, shooting Lowe several times, killing him. Brown was shot as well but suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Latisha Vernon, a friend of Brown’s, and her 17 year-old daughter were in the house during the shootout and called police.

Anderson County sheriff John Skipper said that Brown and Lowe likely knew each other.

“We think there was a targeted issue here,” Skipper said, according to WYFF.

“The individual had a conversation with the victim that was relayed to us and apparently he was looking for something like they had some kind of a connection there. So we don’t think there’s anything for the public to worry about.”

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