Police: Man dies of self-inflicted gun shot wound after police respond to Moncks Corner school

MCPD: Man threatens children at playground, dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound

MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say a man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after police responded to a Moncks Corner school on Tuesday.

The Moncks Corner Police Department say the incident happened on Tuesday at 2:40 p.m.at the St. John's Christian Academy.

"A 41 year old male called the St. John's Christian Academy located at 204 W. Main Street in Moncks Corner and made threats that the children should leave the playground," MCPD officials said.

According to school officials, the man called the school several times pleading to remove the kids from the playground. School officials said late Tuesday night that it was not a threat, rather he was pleading for the school to get the children off the playground.

Police say officers responded, secured the school and began searching surrounding areas for the subject.

"Shortly thereafter he was identified and located in a nearby parking lot where he refused to leave his vehicle," MCPD officials said.

A police report states officers communicated with him for almost two hours attempting to convince him to cooperate when the man used a "secreted revolver to shoot himself."

"EMS was on scene and transported the subject to North Trident Hospital where he died of his injuries," police said.

According to police, the man was wanted for an outstanding family court bench warrant and an outstanding warrant by the Moncks Corner Police Department.

The Berkeley County Mobile Crisis and the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office also responded and assisted.

The Berkeley County Coroner's Office will release the deceased's name pending notification of the family.

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