COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - Wagener police officer Michael Rushton wasn't just chasing the suspect in four killings. He was also chasing a friend.
Rushton told The Aiken Standard that Kenneth Myers repaired glass for the Wagener Police Department and appeared to be a loving father and husband who was going through tough times financially and emotionally.
Rushton was one of several officers chasing Myers after Aiken County deputies said he killed his wife, ex-wife and two others last weekend. He says the murder suspect driving that car that night was not the same man he knew.
Authorities say Myers led police back to the home of three of the victims, then killed himself.
The sister of Myers' ex-wife paints a different picture, telling WRDW-TV that Myers was controlling and had a quick temper.