Deputies said the suspect who shot and killed a man during an October standoff also shot a child during the hostage situation.
Greenville County deputies released new information Tuesday in the Oct. 14 standoff at a home on Skyland Drive in Greer. Deputies said Kenneth Horton, 49, of Greer was shot and killed by the suspect when he first entered the home.
The standoff began about 9:30 p.m. at the home when deputies were called from a woman inside the home saying 30-year-old Shane Young was holding four adults and a child hostage inside the home, deputies said.
About 50 minutes later, deputies said the SWAT team was called in to negotiate with Young and learned that he shot one man and had fired shots when he stormed into the home earlier in the night.
Deputies said once they determined Young would not end the situation peacefully, they began a hostage rescue operation just before midnight by using an explosive device to enter through the back door. Deputies said Young began shooting at them and also fired shots into the bathroom where three people and the 11-year-old girl were being held.
Young shot the girl in the leg then fired shots at deputies, hitting two of them, according to deputies. They said once the injured deputies were moved out of harms way, a lieutenant and sergeant returned fire, hitting Young twice and taking him into custody.
The entire gunfire battle lasted no more than 20 seconds, deputies said. They said the two deputies fired a total of 14 rounds.
Paramedics rendered aid to Young and the girl and all of the injured were taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital for treatment, deputies said. Once he was released from the hospital, Young was charged with first-degree burglary Oct. 15.
Since then, deputies charged him with 17 additional offenses: one count of murder, eight counts of attempted murder, five counts of kidnapping, one count of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, one count of resisting arrest with a deadly with a weapon and one count of discharging firearms into a dwelling.
He is being held at the county jail on no bond. The two deputies who fired shots have returned to full duty service once Sheriff Steve Loftis cleared them in the investigation.
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