Charleston police in standoff at home over deputy shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston police say they’ve surrounded a home where they think the suspect in the wounding of a sheriff’s deputy is holed up, and officers have been in a standoff with the man for hours.

Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said Thursday morning that the suspect is thought to be the person previously identified in a sketch as a person of interest in the wounding of Berkeley County sheriff’s Lt. Will Rogers. The suspect’s name has not been released.

Police arrived at the scene about 4 a.m. Thursday. Negotiators are trying to talk the man out of an apartment near the King Street antiques district.

Rogers was shot at a gas station in nearby Moncks Corner on May 14. Investigators say Rogers was shot as he was talking to a customer in the parking lot. Rogers is listed in critical but stable condition.

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