Cops in South Carolina shot and injured a suspect hours after he fatally shot his pregnant girlfriend, her unborn kid and her 2-year-old daughter in Minnesota, authorities said Monday.
Renard Carter, 29, is accused of murdering the victims in the city of Rochester early Sunday and heading south to fatally shoot another woman, an ex-girlfriend who was taken away to safety before he arrived, according to the Richland County Sheriff Office in South Carolina.
Officers eventually discovered the man in a Columbia hotel, where he challenged them while livestreaming the interaction on Facebook, authorities stated. He then threatened to shoot the 15 officers outside the hotel and brought out a BB gun that appeared like a genuine rifle, prompting 3 cops to fire back, stated Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott.
Carter was shot multiple times however is still alive. He will be charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder of a unborn child after he leaves the hospital and is returned to Minnesota.
” This is an extremely active examination, however we just wish to let the community understand that someone extremely dangerous was collared,” Leon informed reporters at a press conference, adding that none of the officers was injured.
The investigation started early Sunday afternoon when relative of Carter’s sweetheart, identified as 23-year-old Keona Foote, went to her apartment after she got off work to respond to their telephone call, Rochester authorities stated in a declaration. When member of the family got here, they found a dead kid, who was verified to be the lady’s young child, Miyona Miller, according to the statement.
Authorities were called to the scene and found Foote’s dead body in the same apartment. Both victims appear to have actually passed away of injury, however autopsy outcomes have yet to be launched, authorities stated.
Carter, who was on probation for a previous domestic violence case, was located following a multi-agency investigation and was discovered in the Columbia hotel around 10 p.m. Sunday.
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Lott said the suspect informed officers he had a rifle before pointing his BB gun at them. During Monday’s news conference, the sheriff displayed Carter’s weapon, which did look like a real gun.
“The officers did fire their weapons as they ought to have,” Lott stated.
Authorities are evaluating the Facebook Live video and the officers’ bodycam video footage as part of the examination.