Travelers Rest man dies following high speed chase, officer-involved shooting

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CHESTER, S.C. — A Travelers Rest man was shot and killed by officers following a high speed chase in Chester County Tuesday night, according to a report by the Associated Press.

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.

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

Coroner Terry Tinker said 20-year-old James Case died from gunshot wounds.

No officers were hurt, and SLED agents recovered the suspect's gun, the AP reports.

The incident in Chester County is the seventh officer-involved shooting in South Carolina so far this year, according to SLED.


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