CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — Officials have released the name of a man shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies in South Carolina following an hours-long standoff on Interstate 26.
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said in a news release that 29-year-old Robert B. Shaw of West Columbia died after he was shot around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Shaw led officers on a chase before his vehicle was disabled by tire-deflating strips. That led to a standoff that blocked traffic on the main route between Columbia and Charleston.
Sheriff Jay Koon said negotiations broke down and his officers fired when the suspect made a sudden move.
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Four deputies have been placed on leave while the shooting is investigated. State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry said West was white, as are all four deputies.