Mount Pleasant standoff ends when man points gun at officers and is fatally shot
A three-hour standoff in Mount Pleasant ended when a man who had barricaded himself in his Parish Place home stepped outside, pointed a gun at officers, and the Mount Pleasant SWAT team shot him, according to Maj. Stan Gragg.
The man was shot about 5:50 p.m. today and died about a half an hour later at Medical University Hospital, according to the Charleston County Coroner’s office. He was identified as Richard Cathcart III, 60.
Officers received a call about 2:20 p.m. that a man was inside his house on Wappetaw Place with a gun, Gragg said. Police used loudspeakers to try to communicate the man.
At least a half dozen shots were fired in rapid succession at about 5:50 p.m. After the shots were fired, an ambulance backed up to the house and left shortly after.
The S.C. Law Enforcement Division is investigating.
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