MIAMI -- A motorist shot during an altercation with South Carolina deputies over a HurricaneMatthew evacuation route has died.
Berkeley County Chief Deputy Coroner George Oliver says 35-year-old Lucas M. Felkel of Moncks Corner died shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Sheriff Duane Lewis says it happened about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Moncks Corner when a motorist came to a checkpoint, knocked down some traffic cones and sped off.
Lewis said he didn’t know at the time what the subject told the officers, but he said there was some indication by the subject that the officers were in danger, CBS affiliate WCSC-TV reports.
“His actions placed the officers in danger,” Lewis said. “The Moncks Corner police called the sheriff’s office for assistance and we responded and picked up the chase on Old Highway 52.”