The intruder has died overnight after the events of yesterday took place from a South Carolina elderly couple fought back when he tried to force his way into their home according to News 12 NBC 26.
From News 12 NBC 26:
JACKSON, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - A man has died of his injuries after being fought off by an elderly Aiken County couple whose home he tried to invade, authorities said Tuesday.
Meanwhile, new details about Monday’s case emerged with the release of an incident report by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
It happened just after noon at a home on Dicks Streetbetween Beech Island and Jackson.
Deputies said the intruder, later identified as 61-year-old Harold L. Runnels Jr., knocked on the rear door and when it was opened, he charged his way in while wielding a large knife.
Deputies said the Runnels used the knife handle to start beating the occupants, an 82-year-old man and his 79-year-old wife.
The woman fell down, injuring her index finger, and Runnels continued the attack by using the sharp point of the knife on the woman, causing a laceration to her forehead.
During the attack, the husband used the handle of his gun to defend himself and his wife, constantly striking Runnels, according to deputies.
Runnels fell to the floor, conscious but non-responsive, according to deputies.