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Resident charged after killing home invasion suspect with stolen gun, officials say

Nakia Malik Johnson, source: Florence County Detention Center Nakia Malik Johnson, source: Florence County Detention Center

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - A 22-year-old man who was reportedly the suspect in a home invasion in Timmonsville was shot and killed by the home's occupant, according to officials with the Florence County Sheriff's Office and county coroner's office. The occupant was later charged for possession of a stolen firearm.

Coroner von Lutcken says the shooting happened shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday and it appeared to be a home invasion. 

Major Mike Nunn says, a home invader was shot and killed by a resident inside the Timmonsville home.

According to the Florence County Coroner, 22-year-old Ronald Wilson of Kershaw Street in Timmonsville died at the scene as a result of a gunshot wound from the occupant of the home. 

WMBF News crews saw three bullet holes in Johnson's home.

During the investigation, it was determined that the gun used to shoot Wilson was stolen, according to a news release from FCSO. The home's occupant, identified as 19-year-old Nakia Malik Johnson, was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen firearm. As of Tuesday afternoon, he is being held at the Florence County Detention Center.

An autopsy on Wilson will be sent to MUSC Wednesday morning.

Stick with WMBF News for updates as they become available. 

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