Police: Suspect in SC deputy shooting intent on harm

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Posted: May 21, 2015 4:39 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A police chief says a man who was killed by officers in South Carolina following a 10-hour standoff told authorities he was intent on harming others or himself.

Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen says the man, suspected in the wounding of a sheriff's deputy, made statements to that effect during protracted phone negotiations on Thursday.

The chief says the man later broke from the back door of the apartment where he was holed up and fired at officers who then returned fire, killing him.

Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten identifies the man as 32-year-old Jerome Thomas Caldwell of Mount Pleasant.

Authorities say they received a tip last weekend that led to the identification of Caldwell as suspect in the wounding of Berkeley County sheriff's Lt. Will Rogers on May 21.