Suspect in deputy shooting in South Carolina found dead

Feb 26, 2016 9:26 AM by Cheryl Wengren

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) - Police say the suspect in the shooting and wounding of a South Carolina sheriff's deputy has been found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor told reporters Friday morning that a SWAT team entered a home where the suspect was barricaded and found him dead.

A female Berkeley County sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded early Friday after she stepped out of her patrol car in Goose Creek. Chief Deputy Mike Cochran said she is in serious but stable condition after surgery.

Pryor says North Charleston officers were told the suspect was headed their way. The man barricaded himself in a house where three people were asleep but the three managed to get out safety. They said the suspect was bleeding.

The names of those involved have not been released.


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