Coroner releases name of Irmo robbery suspect


IRMO, S.C. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a robbery suspect shot and killed by Richland County deputies.

Coroner Gary Watts said Saturday 34-year-old Kong Nay died at the scene of the shooting.

Authorities say a convenience store clerk called deputies at around 7 p.m. Thursday after Nay said he didn't have money and demanded $40 in gas before showing a gun.

The clerk called deputies. Nay crashed his vehicle after a short chase and shot at officers, who returned fire and shot him.

Lott has said Nay had previous burglary and assault charges. His family tried to have him committed for mental issues two months ago, but he was evaluated and released.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting.

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