A Fort Mill man shot an intruder several times Monday night after he broke into their apartment and threatened to kill the victim and the children inside, authorities said.
Jacques Lindsay, 28, managed to make it to a Charlotte hospital, where he was being treated pending charges in the Fort Mill assault and burglary.
The attack happened around 11:30 p.m. Monday at The Apartments at Brayden on Nunnelly Lane in Fort Mill. The victim told sheriff’s officials that Lindsay is the father of his sister’s children, according to sheriff’s spokesman Trent Faris.
Lindsay allegedly climbed through a window of their apartment, began assaulting them while threatening to kill them all, including a 6-year-old girl. Acting in defense, the victim shot the suspect several times with a 9 mm pistol, Faris said. The suspect fled on foot and was located at the hospital.
Why was he free? Lindsay is well-known to Charlotte police, where he led them on a high-speed chase last Thursday night before being captured. In addition to the chase, Lindsay was jailed on four outstanding warrants for seriously injuring a woman in front of minors. A larceny warrant was also served, but Lindsay was out on bond the next day.
He also has pending charges in Charlotte from a May 2022 chase that led to charges of fleeing police, reckless driving and driving while license revoked.