A 23-year-old St. Helena Island man was charged with attempted murder Thursday, accused of forcing his way into a home and firing shots at the resident, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.
A 38-year-old man told deputies Lewis "Dolla" Johnson came to his Seaside Road home just before 11:40 p.m. to talk about an earlier incident, which was not described, a report said. After they argued, the victim went inside his home, the report said.
The victim's 24-year-old girlfriend tried to close the door behind him, but Johnson pushed her aside and forced his way in. He was carrying a silver and black handgun, according to the report. Johnson fired two shots at the victim and ran, the report said.
The victim was not injured.
Deputies found Lewis soon after at a store on Seaside Road, Lt. Col. Bill Neill said. He also was charged with first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon in the commission of a violent crime, according to court records.
Lewis pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary in 2010, and faces one count of breaking into a motor vehicle, which was filed in 2013.
He remains at the Beaufort County Detention Center, where he was denied bond.