Elderly man attacked at Summerville home dies from injuries; deputies continuing investigation


Authorities say an elderly man who was assaulted at a Summerville home has died from his injuries.

The 78-year-old man, who has not been identified by the coroner’s office, passed away Friday.

Officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office say the investigation began on Thursday at 2:05 p.m. when deputies responded to a home on Sheep Island Road for an assault.

When deputies arrived they found the victim had been “severely physically” assaulted.

A family member said when she arrived home, she found the victim in the bed, and he had several bumps on his head and he was bleeding.

“Medics responded and he was transported to Trident Hospital in North Charleston,” BCSO officials said.

According to authorities, the case is being investigated as a possible robbery.

The sheriff’s office said the victim had been transported to the Intensive Care Unit following the incident and was in “extremely critical condition” before he passed away.

If anyone has any information you are asked to call the sheriff’s office at 843-719-4465 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

The victim’s adopted daughter released the following statement:

On behalf of the family we seek justice for my mother’s husband and my father. I will not rest until whoever did this to him is brought to justice.

We ask that you keep the family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

He was one of thee kindest people that I ever have ever met and he would do anything for anyone.

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