NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – The Latest on a police shooting in South Carolina (all times local):
The family of a man killed by an officer working for a South Carolina police department that received heavy scrutiny in a fatal shooting two years ago wants any video of the latest shooting released soon.
The family of 56-year-old Lawrence Heyward Jr. described him at a news conference Monday as a hard-working, family-oriented man who had eight daughters.
Authorities say North Charleston Police Lt. Richard Keys got into a shootout with Heyward after seeing him leave a convenience store wearing a mask Sunday night.
Keys wasn’t hurt and has been placed on administrative leave. The State Law Enforcement Division says Heywood was black and Keys is white.
Former North Charleston officer Michael Slager is awaiting sentencing in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist running away from a traffic stop in April 2015.
A South Carolina police officer has shot and killed an armed robbery suspect.
North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said the shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. Sunday after an armed robbery at a convenience store.
Pryor says the suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment, and the State Law Enforcement Division later said he was dead. SLED says the officer was not hurt.
State police have taken over the investigation. SLED spokesman Thom Berry said investigators were told there was a shootout between the suspect and officer.
Berry says the officer is white and the man who was shot was black. He says agents have not determined if there is video of the shooting.
No other details were immediately available.
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