LADSON, S.C. (WCBD) – A man has been taken into custody following an early morning home invasion in Ladson.
According to the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect, 21-year-old Brandon Carserino, broke into a home on Edward Drive on Thursday just before 4:30 a.m. and fired several shots.
Armed with a handgun, deputies said he shot and killed a dog during the incident.
According to an incident report, one of the victims said Carserino was her ex-boyfriend and said he was the father of her child.
She told authorities that he sneaked into her room and stood over her and said she was awakened and screamed. The report states Carserino called out her name and then exited the bedroom and was met by the family dog.
A warrant was issued for first-degree burglary and additional charges are pending.
Carserino was taken into custody by DSCO detectives and Summerville Police at a location in Summerville just after noon on Thursday.
The case remains under investigation.