North Charleston police shoot, kill man who fired at them

AP News
Posted: Aug 27, 2016 11:41 AM

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina law enforcement is investigating a shootout in which North Charleston police officers killed a man who they say fired at them.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports ( police spokesman Spencer Pryor said officers responded to a call around 11:30 p.m. Friday about a Hispanic man shooting a gun at an apartment building. Pryor said when officers arrived, the man left in a car, eluded an attempt at a traffic stop and drove back to the complex.

Pryor said the man then led officers on a foot chase before he stopped and fired a handgun at them. The officers fired back, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The officers' races weren't known, and it's unclear how many officers were involved.


Information from: The Post and Courier,