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Shootout! Wheelchair-bound man defends girlfriend & daughter, kills intruder (South Carolina)

An Easley, South Carolina home was the scene of a shootout early Thursday morning (July 3rd).

Orlandous Brown, who suffers from cerebral palsy and is wheelchair-bound, came home with his friend Latisha Vernon and Latisha's 17-year-old daughter. Orlandous entered his home and encountered an armed intruder in the process of stealing from him.

Orlandous drew his handgun and a full-blown shootout ensued.

Latisha and her daughter fled the home and called 911. As deputies arrived, they found the women in the driveway. After moving them to a safe distance, deputies entered the home.

They found Orlandous wounded from a single round and the found 26-year-old Darin Lowe, the intruder, dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Orlandous was transported by ambulance to the local hospital where he underwent surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. Police believe Orlandous may have been targeted because he's disabled and the dead intruder may have believed he had an easy target.