South Carolina deputies fatally shoot man holding woman hostage at gunpoint

FOX Carolina 21

A deputy fatally shot a man holding a woman at gunpoint during a hostage situation in Simpsonville, South Carolina, according to local reports.

The scene escalated around 4:45pm on Monday when the suspect James Michael Chappell walked out of a building behind a house. When deputies “challenged” him, he responded by running back inside the building and yelling that he had a hostage.

A short time later, Chappell came back outside while pointing a gun at a woman. A deputy opened fire, striking Chappell in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.