COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff in South Carolina says two deputies were injured along with a man holding a child as a human shield during a shootout at an apartment complex.
Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said 27-year-old Albertus Lewis is expected to survive along with both deputies.
Koon says the small child was not hurt in the shootout Sunday afternoon at a Columbia apartment complex.
The sheriff says deputies were responding to a domestic violence call.
Lewis was out on bond from a 2017 murder charge in Richland County.
Investigators say he shot his girlfriend, then left her in a wheelchair outside a hospital emergency room.