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Intruder who took drugs, drank alcohol at party reportedly breaks into home in middle of night. But homeowner has a gun — and puts threat to bed.

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An intruder who reportedly admitted to sheriff's deputies that he took drugs and drank alcohol at a party before he broke into a South Carolina home over the weekend ended up getting shot by the homeowner.

What are the details?

The suspect — 37-year-old Lawrence Butler Jr. — shattered a glass window in the front door of a home on the 5300 block of Mauss Hill Road in Adams Run early Saturday morning, the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said in a release, according to WCIV-TV.

Lawrence Butler Jr.Image source: Al Cannon Detention Center, Charleston County, South Carolina

With that, the suspect climbed through the opening, at which point the homeowner shot him in the left arm, deputies told the station.

Deputies arrived at the home around 3:30 a.m. over reports of a home invasion, WCIV said, adding that arriving deputies found a wounded man lying inside the home near the front door.

Butler told detectives that shortly before he broke into the home, he was at a party where he took drugs and drank alcohol, the station said.

Authorities found a small bag of cocaine after searching the suspect, WCIV said, citing the sheriff's office.

An earlier story from the station indicated the suspect was taken to a hospital where he was recovering.

Butler soon was booked into the Al Cannon Detention Center shortly before noon Saturday on charges of first-degree burglary and cocaine possession, WCIV reported.

What happened to the victims?

The victims — a man and woman in their 60s — are not expected to face charges in the shooting, the station said.

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