Police trying to arrest Connecticut man wanted for murder shoot and kill suspect at SC motel

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ST. GEORGE, South Carolina — A man wanted on a murder charge in Norwalk. Connecticut, has been shot and killed by police outside a motel in St. George.

The U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release that 37-year-old Vamond Elmore was holding a gun as he tried to run away Tuesday morning from a hotel room near Interstate 95.

Authorities say officers shouted for him to drop the gun, but he turned it toward them instead and was killed.

U.S. marshals, Dorchester County deputies and State Law Enforcement Division agents were working together to arrest Elmore.

Charleston County deputies are investigating the shooting, and said two SLED agents fired on Elmore.

Investigators say Elmore had family around St. George.

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