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Suspect Dead After Loaded Machine Gun Found

3:40 PM, May 26, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX)- Columbia Police say a suspect is dead after he threatened police with a loaded pistol.

Police say the incident took place in the 5800 block of Conveyor street Saturday night.

Columbia Police Chief Ruben Santiago says the deceased suspect is 21-year-old Ajani Mitchell.

Chief Santiago says Mitchell's mother called 911 Saturday afternoon, saying her son was not acting normal and was concerned after finding a loaded machine gun.

Officers seized the machine gun from the home but were called back to the residence around 8pm.

Chief Santiago say three officers confronted Mitchell. A weapon was shown and officers shot ultimately killing Mitchell.

SLED is continuing to investigate the shooting.


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