Coroner releases name of Irmo robbery suspect

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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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joe cox said on Friday, Jul 19 at 11:29 AM

we can not wait and see your live coverage on idiot s marching for a hoodie that happened in FLORIDA that idiot s said a white man shot him idiot s who march for ignorant stuff like this need s to be shown on t.v. ZIMMERON IS AQUITTED let it rest for sc to march it is stupid go to FLORIDA

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