1 dead after shooting, high-speed chase in South Carolina


CHESTER, S.C. (AP) – A man has been shot and killed by officers following a high-speed chase in South Carolina.

State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry said Chester County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a stolen vehicle late Tuesday. Officers spotted the vehicle and chased it. Berry says the chase ended near the Chester city limits when the vehicle crashed.

Berry said the man pulled a handgun as officers approached. He said one city officer and one deputy fired.

The dead man’s name has not been released.

No officers were hurt, and SLED agents recovered the suspect’s gun.

Berry says the suspect was a white man. He says one white male officer and one black male officer fired.

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