Bluffton shooting victim, subject of home invasion, recovering

rlurye@islandpacket.comMay 20, 2014 

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A Bluffton man shot by a home invader Monday is recovering in the hospital, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

The 49-year-old victim, shot in the arm and torso when a man entered his home and stole cash, is expected to make a full recovery, Sgt. Robin McIntosh said Tuesday. However, he remains at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah with serious injuries, she said.

McIntosh said deputies have not identified the suspect, described as a black male, 20 to 30 years old, about 6 feet tall and weighing 160 pounds. He wore a red shirt with a yellow stripe, a dark colored baseball cap and a red bandana over his face.

The victim was sleeping in his Hubbard Lane home shortly before 5 a.m. when the suspect came inside and demanded money, according to an incident report. The victim handed over cash from a jar and struggled with the suspect, who fired several shots.

The victim's girlfriend begged the suspect not to shoot her because she was pregnant and hid in a closet until the man left, according to the report. She was uninjured.

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