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Coroner Fisher releases the official cause of death of the man who died after standoff with deputies

Lexington, SC 06/26/2023 (Paul Kirby) - Lexington County Coroner Margaret said over the weekend that the man who barricaded himself in his home and then had an 8-hour standoff with Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies recently, died by suicide. According to Fisher, the autopsy results of Shavon M. Wright, 29, of West Columbia, confirmed this finding.

Wright’s death ended the standoff that began when he barricaded himself into the home on Montclaire Circle in the early morning hours on Wednesday, June 21st, 2023. Deputies were their trying to serve Wright with an arrest warrant for an incident where he pointed a long gun at some neighbor in the first week of June. At one point during the day, Wright fired a rifle at a Sheriff’s Department tactical robot and then pointed the gun at the deputies. Deputies fired at Wright, and he was hit 3 times by rounds from their weapons. According to the autopsy, all of those wounds were non-fatal. The pathologist at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston said that what actually killed Wright was a gunshot to his head that was fired by his own weapon.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, as well as Lexington County Coroner’s Office continues to investigate this incident.


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