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Coroner: Suspect wounded in Greenville Co. officer-involved shooting dies

Reginald Dogan (Source: GCSO) Reginald Dogan (Source: GCSO)
Deputies respond to the scene. (May 2, 2016/Fox Carolina) Deputies respond to the scene. (May 2, 2016/Fox Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Greenville County Coroner's Office said a suspect shot by a Greenville County deputy more than two weeks ago has died.

On May 2, deputies responded to a suspicious person waving a handgun near the Walmart store on Wade Hampton Boulevard. Sheriff Steve Loftis said 52-year-old Reginald Darnell Dogan began walking toward a responding deputy with the gun in his hand.

Loftis said after repeatedly being asked to lower the weapon, Dogan pointed the gun at deputies.

A Greenville County deputy reportedly fired once, striking Dogan. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Coroner Parks Evans said on Wednesday Dogan was pronounced dead at 2:35 p.m.

His cause and manner of death are pending.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said there was no dash cam or body cam video of the shooting. After an internal investigation, both deputies involved in the shooting were cleared to return to work, Loftis said.

On Thursday activist Bruce Wilson released the following statement on behalf of Dogan's daughter, Marva Dogan:

"Although my father as crossed over to his resting place, my family and I will not rest until we have a complete picture of what happen the day he was shot. For more than two weeks, my father fought for his life but unfortunately he lost his battle, but in his death we plan to fight for his dignity. Due to the substantial injuries to my father’s neck, he was not able to tell us what happen to him the day he was shot, but when I was finally able to sit by his bedside, and to look in his eyes; I promised him that I would find the truth; therefore, we have asked Fighting Injustice Together to help us conduct an independent investigation, and they have agreed". 

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