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Fatal shooting suspect who also shot, wounded deputy dies after pursuit and exchange of gunfire

Lexington, SC 09/06/2023 - A man who committed a deadly home invasion early Wednesday morning has died after he shot a woman and a Lexington County deputy at the scene and led deputies on a vehicle pursuit that ended with deputies returning fire and fatally striking him.

The man, who has been identified Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher as Jamal A. Walker, 39 , of Columbia, shot at deputies and officers with the Lexington Police Department before he was fatally struck in the 2900 block of Two Notch Road.

“This started with a home invasion call in the 100 block of Prismatic Way,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Based on our preliminary findings at that scene, the man fatally shot Dominique Bolen Walker, 36, of Lexington with whom he had a prior relationship." The 2 apparently shared a 9-year-old son who has been orphaned by this incident. That child has been turned over to a grandparent.

A deputy responding to the home invasion call was also shot after arriving at the Prismatic Way scene, according to Koon.

“The deputy was shot in the upper body and suffered what we’ve been told is not a life-threatening injury,” Koon said. “His medical team tells us he’s expected to make a full recovery.”

Koon said the man drove away from the Prismatic Way scene and initiated a pursuit with deputies following.

“Our initial review of the pursuit route indicates the man fired shots from his car at various points while he was driving,” Koon said. “When he stopped in the 2900 block of Two Notch Road, he fired shots toward officers as he got out of his car. They returned fire and fatally struck the man after an exchange of gunfire.

“This is an unfortunate situation,” Koon said. “We send our condolences to the victim’s family and loved ones as they move forward in the coming days.”

Koon said he has requested that agents with the State Law Enforcement Division lead an investigation into the shooting between the man and officers on Two Notch Road.

“It’s our standard procedure to hand over an incident like this to SLED,” Koon said. “It’s the best way to ensure a fair, thorough and impartial investigation and review of what happened"


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