Armed Robbery Suspect Officially Charged

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) - There are new details surrounding the investigation of an officer-involved shooting in Columbia.

Officials say 47-year-old Gregory Bennett was officially charged with armed robbery after being released from the hospital Wednesday.

He's accused of stealing money from Dollar General on Taylor Street Monday before leading police to the corner of Gervais and Laurens Streets.

That's when Bennett supposedly reached for something in his pocket and officers opened fire.

The incident has been turned over to SLED.

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