UPDATE: Suspect dead in I-26 chase, stand-off with law enforcement

UPDATE (4:30 p.m.) – The Lexington County Coroner’s Office provided official confirmation Wednesday (3/28) afternoon that the suspect at the center of the chase and standoff is dead.


LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – Deputies with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department were in pursuit of an armed subject along Interstate 26 Wednesday morning – that stand-off has ended.

During the stand-off multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene where authorities say the subject was struck multiple times by deputies.

The subject was wanted on a failure to appear in General Sessions court warrant; Those original charges for the case include: – unlawful carry of a pistol -possession of a weapon by convicted felon -failure to stop for blue lights.

According to a tweet from LCSD, the interstate was shutdown in both directions near exit 113 for several hours.

Some lanes in the area has since reopened,

A tactical team and negotiators were on the scene trying to make contact with the suspect via cell phone, but the suspect refused to leave the vehicle.

Our Angela Rogers was at the press conference and will bring you the latest on-air, online and on social media.

Here is an update from Lexington School District 2

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