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Deputies: Homeowner shoots, kills man in Wellford

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Deputies investigate a shooting in Wellford (June 19, 2013/FOX Carolina) Deputies investigate a shooting in Wellford (June 19, 2013/FOX Carolina)
WELLFORD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Spartanburg County deputies said they are investigating a home invasion that led to a fatal shooting at a home in Wellford.

Deputies said they received a 911 call at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday about a burglary in progress at a home on Tanglewood Road.

Investigators later learned that two armed intruders broke into the home, where one of them put a gun to the female resident's head, according to the deputy's report.

The woman said she was listening to music on her iPad and watching TV when she felt something cold and metallic against her head and turned to see the robber, deputies said.

One of the men then got into a physical altercation with woman's husband, according to deputies. Lt. Tony Ivey with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said during the altercation, the suspect dropped his gun then took off running, which the male resident picked up.

The other intruder then fired shots at the homeowner who returned fire, deputies said. Ivey said at least one of the suspects was shot. He was found dead in the driveway with a gunshot wound to his face, Ivey said.

Deputies said the second burglar ran away and search dogs were brought in to find him but did not locate him.

Deputies said neither resident was injured during the home invasion. Ivey said investigators do not yet know if the victims new the intruders but believe the motive of the home invasion was robbery.

Coroner Rusty Clevenger identified the man killed as 21-year-old Delano Anthony Turner, of Wellford.

Turner's uncle, Fred Turner, said he was the cousin of the homeowner who fired the gun.

Deputies said Tuesday that Turner did have active warrants against him when he was shot.

Fred Turner told FOX Carolina's Adrian Acosta that his nephew, the homeowner, did not recognize Delano Turner because he had a bandana over his face.

An autopsy will be performed Wednesday but the man's name has not yet been released.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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