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JUSTIFIED: South Carolina Robbers Waltz Into the Wrong House

Elijah White, one of two invaders who attempted to rob a South Carolina Home.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Police are reporting on a fatal shooting which occurred last week in the small town of Moncks Corner, 32 miles north of Charleston. Police say that what occurred was a justifiable homicide after a man was forced to protect his family from a home invasion.

Berkeley County Police Chief Rick Ollic told reporters that their investigation revealed a man the Berkeley County Coroner identified as Elijah A. White, Jr., 30, forced his way into a home while armed with a handgun and wearing a mask and gloves. Ollic also added,

“We also retrieved from him rope, which I believe he was going to tie up the victims if he got into the residence, so there was no doubt he was there to do some serious harm to this family”

As police reached the scene, they also arrested a woman they say went to the door posing as a representative of a homeowner's association and was wearing a fake badge that read, “HOA.” The story was beginning to unfold.

The woman that has been proven to be an accomplice of White is Juanita Marie English. She is charged with first-degree burglary and criminal conspiracy, Ollic said. She was in bond court Wednesday night where she received a $125,000 bond.

Ollic was also present during the bond court hearing and told the judge that he believes English is a “threat to society.”

“[The victims] are absolutely traumatized,” Ollic told the judge. “The female victim, it's unbelievable what she went through last night.”

In addition, Ollic said the victim's two young children witnessed the home invasion and shooting.

After speaking to English and the victims, a timeline of events was released. English was speaking to the female resident of the house about the neighborhood while posing as the HOA member, and when the door was open, at some point signaled to White, who ran to the door and forced his way in.

The victim told police he was holding a handgun with a laser pointer.

As she tried to close the door, White kicked in the door, breaking the door frame and knocking the locking device off and forced his way inside, Ollic said.

According to court records, the victim's husband then came downstairs armed with a gun and shot White who was found dead in the front yard.

“The homeowner at that location, protecting his family, returned fire at the subject, and killed him as a result of the incident”

Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said an autopsy on White is still underway, but confirmed he was struck four times.

Salisbury said the manner of death would be ruled a homicide, but added it would be ruled justifiable.

“In Berkeley County, if you kick someone's door in and you get shot, as long as I'm the coroner, that's going to be a justifiable homicide,” Salisbury said.

What would you do in a situation like this family faced? Do you answer the door for anybody? Are you prepared for what seems a mundane situation like this to turn into something much more intense? Let us know below.

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19 Responses to JUSTIFIED: South Carolina Robbers Waltz Into the Wrong House

  1. James March 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm #

    Frightening stuff. We’ll never hear about it from the the MSM.

  2. George March 31, 2017 at 8:05 am #


  3. pete March 31, 2017 at 8:13 am #

    great shooting my friend, one less dirt bag to pray on the public!!

  4. DON AND JENNIFER BRAUCH March 31, 2017 at 8:30 am #

    GOOD JOB…..
    I pray YOUR family finds peace….its ok we’ve got your back.

  5. Ron March 31, 2017 at 8:33 am #

    Regarding the theme of the story “robbers picked wrong house to invade” … My comment is, Every house should be the wrong house. Too bad some people choose to set themselves up for victimhood, but the silver lining of that is that sometimes it takes them out of the gene pool.

  6. Bill March 31, 2017 at 8:37 am #

    He won’t do that again that’s for sure.

  7. Manny March 31, 2017 at 8:38 am #

    It is pitiful, and frightening at the same time; what our society has come to. Now more than ever, we need to be prepared to protect our families and our lives. We need the Second Amendment protection as much as ever.

  8. JCS March 31, 2017 at 8:50 am #

    Just too bad the female accomplice wasn’t shot and killed. Useless court cases would be avoided.

  9. dahrkheart March 31, 2017 at 9:14 am #

    And why has this story not been out on national media? It’s news REPORT IT, Jack**** there blood and gore there, Write something that was true, the truth doesn’t sell news. Pull your heads out of you ***. Help turn the Country, back into the one it was a country to be proud of. Then the era of the greedy.01%’er. But it Also puts the middle class jump up and end up putting their self in debt playing the Better than the Jones. And then when SHTF and they lose their home and have to lower themselves to be able to put a roof over their head. They will get themselves out of trouble. And if they not long back in trouble. Never understood why get a new credit card and transfer the debt then turn around again you transfer the debt back to the first card?

  10. Kenny Hutcheson March 31, 2017 at 10:22 am #

    This was the “Happy Ending” that I always hope for but seldom hear about. There’s only one way to deter these kinds of crimes against law abiding citizens……corpse’s in the lawn or just inside the victim’s home, out in the street, doesn’t really matter, “dead” is problem resolved. Elijah White did not get what he came for that day but he absolutely got what he had earned for his violent predatory actions, death. Thanks be to God that this family was prepared to deal immediately with an act of violence directed at them. Likely as not they all would have been killed that day.

  11. mote March 31, 2017 at 11:15 am #

    Thank God the home owner owned a gun and was able to protect his family from the brutal torture or death that his family was about to receive. Everyone should be prepared for attacks such as this. Life is fragile and many criminals are taking advantage of this.

    • Kevin April 1, 2017 at 6:29 am #

      All so true.

  12. Peter Gallagher March 31, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

    Good Job, I hope you and your family are able to heal from this event. Although it went well,it’s effect on you is emotional,God Bless all of you,and if you feel the need to reach out, Don’t hesitate get help.

  13. junkman March 31, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

    Do NOT answer the door; go out the back (I’m NEVER unarmed) to see who it is. Unless it is someone I know, they are told in an affirmative manner to leave and leave NOW. A couple of dirtbags tried to scam me (a really STUPID thing to try) and they were told to leave or else.Would never even check in the dark: would wait to see what would happen with a full ballistic response at the ready. In my state you can shoot thru the door if they are breaching your door or shoot them crawling in the window, just leave them lay there for the authorities.

  14. Leonce LaRouche March 31, 2017 at 4:34 pm #

    I like the way it turned out, perfect justice for that scum bag! But here in Washington St. if that was to happen here the victim would be in jail with a felony murder charge. Especially if the crook ended up shot in the yard and not still in the house! This asinine State is to much Liberal to ever let something like letting a home owner have the right to protect themselves!

  15. russel April 1, 2017 at 9:15 am #

    Homeowner spent mayby $2.00 in ammo an saved the taxpayers a lot of money.

  16. JMW April 2, 2017 at 7:29 am #

    Standing your ground, defending/protecting your family and home, not being afraid to back it up with courageous action when necessary, that’s the kind of nation we want back. As an old phrase says: ‘evil prevails when good men (or women/children) do nothing.’ Keep praying, trusting Almighty God, living/enjoying life, and standing your ground in the face of evil.

  17. JR April 2, 2017 at 10:05 am #

    I’m thankful he still had the right to own a hand gun. We must continue to support all efforts to block those who want to make us defenseless. I’m sure Elijah had no problem making entrance past the devils door.

  18. RK April 3, 2017 at 10:39 am #

    The home owner did what was necessary! To protect his family! The accomplice should be thrown in jail, it’s enough of this stealing, killing, and taking what doesn’t belong to you…. I own a gun myself…. u break in u get shot to!

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