South Carolina officer shoots and kills robbery suspect

AP News
Posted: Jun 26, 2017 12:11 PM

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina police officer has shot and killed an armed robbery suspect.

North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said the shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. Sunday after an armed robbery at a convenience store.

Pryor says the suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment, and the State Law Enforcement Division later said he was dead. SLED says the officer was not hurt.

State police have taken over the investigation. SLED spokesman Thom Berry said investigators were told there was a shootout between the suspect and officer.

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Berry says the officer is white and the man who was shot was black. He says agents have not determined if there is video of the shooting.

No other details were immediately available.