Coroner releases name of Irmo robbery suspect killed by police

July 20, 2013 

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— Authorities have released the name of a robbery suspect shot and killed by Richland County deputies.

Coroner Gary Watts said Saturday 34-year-old Kong Nay died at the scene of the Thursday night shooting.

Authorities say a convenience store clerk called deputies at around 7 p.m. Thursday after Nay said he didn't have money and demanded $40 in gas before showing a gun.

The clerk called deputies. Nay crashed his vehicle after a short chase and shot at officers, who returned fire and shot him.

Lott has said Nay had previous burglary and assault charges. His family tried to have him committed for mental issues two months ago, but he was evaluated and released, Lott said.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting.

Watts is asking for help in locating Nay’s family. Watts said he is thinks Nay lived with his brother at 3930 Broad River Road but that the brother is out of state. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of family members is asked to call the Richland County Coroners Office at (803) 576-1799.

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