IRMO, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - Authorities have released the name of a robbery suspect shot and killed by Richland County Sheriff's deputies.
Coroner Gary Watts says 34-year-old Kong Nay died at the scene of the shooting.
Authorities say a convenience store clerk called deputies at around 7 p.m. Thursday after Nay said he didn't have money and demanded $40 in gas before showing a gun.
Nay fled but after a short chase, he crashed the pickup he was driving near the intersection of Broad River and Kennerly roads.
Officers say he then rolled down the window and shot repeatedly at deputies, who returned fire and killed him.
Sheriff Leon Lott says the pickup, pistol and ammunition Nay had were stolen the day before from a home in the Harbison area.
Lott says Nay had previous burglary and assault charges.
His family tried to have him committed for mental issues two months ago, but he was evaluated and released.
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting.