Man dies after shootout with Berkeley Co. deputies over evacuation route

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — The man who was shot after an altercation with Berkeley County deputies has died.

According to the Berkeley County Coroner, Lucas Felkel, 35, of Moncks Corner died at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, shortly after he was taken to Trident hospital.

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.

The sheriff says when deputies finally caught up with the driver a few miles away he pointed a gun at deputies and started shooting. The sheriff says the deputies shot back, wounding the man who was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

No deputies were wounded, but the sheriff says that four deputies have been placed on administrative leave.

The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating. The coroner says an autopsy is scheduled.

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