Child safe after being held as shield during shootout in SC; 2 deputies injured

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) β€” A sheriff in South Carolina says two deputies were injured along with a man holding a child as a human shield during a shootout at an apartment complex.

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said 27-year-old Albertus Lewis is expected to survive along with both deputies.

Koon says the small child was not hurt in the shootout Sunday afternoon at a Columbia apartment complex.

The sheriff says deputies were responding to a domestic violence call.

Lewis was out on bond from a 2017 murder charge in Richland County.

Investigators say he shot his girlfriend, then left her in a wheelchair outside a hospital emergency room.

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