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Murder suspect from Connecticut fatally shot in St. George

From our News Partners at WCBD-TV:

 ST. GEORGE, SC - Acting on information developed during a six week investigation members of Operation Intercept, a U.S. Marshals fugitive task force, along with members of SLED and the Dorchester Co. Sheriff's Office, approached the Southern Inn II hotel located in St. George, SC at approximately 11:15 this morning looking for Connecticut fugitive Vamond Arqui Elmore, 37, wanted in connection with a murder occurring in Norwalk, CT in May of this year. 

Elmore was observed by members of the task force exiting a hotel room and rapidly departing on foot with a pistol in his hand. Elmore did not obey commands of law enforcement to drop the gun and after turning toward task force officers Elmore sustained gunshot wounds and was transported to MUSC hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Elmore was wanted by both the U.S. Marshals and the Norwalk Connecticut police department as a suspect in a homicide occurring in Norwalk, CT on or about May 15.  In addition to the murder charge, warrants were also issued for Elmore for criminal possession of a pistol, criminal use of a firearm, theft of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit and violation of his federal supervised release. 

In June 2005 Elmore was convicted in federal court within the District of Connecticut for unlawful possession of a weapon and ammunition by a convicted felon.  Elmore received a 92 month sentence for that offense.

Elmore was known to have extensive family ties to the Dorchester Co. area.

"It is unfortunate that shots were required during the arrest of Mr. Elmore.  The citizens of South Carolina are now safer due to the hard work and dedication of our local law enforcement.  I cannot be more proud of the cooperative efforts and interagency support of our state, local and federal law enforcement agencies," Kelvin Washington, the U.S. marshal for the District of South Carolina said.

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