Irmo, SC (WLTX) - A suspect is dead after a shootout with Richland County deputies Thursday night.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says the suspect robbed the Sonoco/Sam's Food Martin the 4400 block ofBroad River Road around 7 p.m., and got away in a pickuptruck. Responding officers saw the suspect's vehicleand began pursuing.
Lott says the suspect's vehicle was stolen.
During the chase,Lott says the suspect fired 14 shots at officers. Deputies returned fired, and the suspect's vehicle crashedin the 7400 block of Broad River Road, near the intersection of Kennerly Road.
During the exchange of gunfire, the suspect was shot and killed by officers. Lott saysone of thebullets fired by the suspect bounced off an object and hit a deputy in the foot, but Lott says his officer is going to be okay.
Afterward the incident, bullet holes could be seen in both the suspect's and the deputy's cars.
Traffic at the intersection was blocked for several hours as officers dealt with the situation.