The Forest Acres Police Department (FAPD) is investigating a deadly shooting that took place late Sunday evening.
According to the police department, a 911 call was made to dispatch around 10:45 p.m. Sunday from a resident at The Landings at Forest Acres apartments. The female resident said an unknown male entered her apartment and she shot him.
Officers were dispatched to the complex located at 3431 Covenant Rd. and arrived within three minutes of the initial call. At the scene, FAPD officers found Davon Tyree Brockenbrough, 28, on the floor just inside the woman’s door. Officers attempted to provide aid and Richland County EMS arrived but found no signs of life.
Officers found the woman and her child unharmed at the apartment when they arrived. The gun was also recovered at the scene.
“We recognize this deadly shooting is one family’s worst nightmare and another family’s tragedy. We also want our community to know there is no threat to the public at this time,” states Forest Acres Police Chief Don Robinson.
The Richland County Coroner’s Office also responded, and Brockenbrough was removed by their office for an autopsy. The autopsy was performed Monday morning and concluded Brockenbrough died of a single gunshot wound. A toxicology report is pending.
The victim’s advocate team is in contact with the female resident and is offering services.
“Right now, it remains unknown why the suspect entered the apartment, and the investigation is ongoing. In the meantime, we recognize the resident’s right to defend her home and family as per the 'Castle Doctrine' under South Carolina law," said Robinson. "Our officers will continue to investigate this case to the fullest to make sure all the facts are uncovered. As always, we will operate transparently with our community and will update the public on the outcome of this investigation once it is completed.”
The investigation will be presented to the solicitor’s office once finished to determine if any charges will be brought in the case.