CAYCE, S.C. – Authorities say part of Interstate 26 in South Carolina was closed for almost three hours as a man with a gun refused to get out of his vehicle following a police chase, and was then fatally shot.
Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said the standoff near Columbia ended with gunfire around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday when the man made a sudden move as a SWAT team approached to arrest him.
The Lexington County coroner's office confirmed he died.
Koon says the man was wanted for failing to appear in court on a charge of being a felon with a gun.
It was not immediately clear who shot him. The sheriff says deputies saw him put the gun to his head as he stopped west of Columbia.
His name was not released.