Police tried to serve warrants on a duo accused of dozens of armed robberies across three states, but when they knocked on the door, the suspects shot and killed themselves.
The Florence County (South Carolina) Sheriff’s Office detailed the weekend incident in a lengthy report sent to FrontPageDetectives.
On March 19, deputies and officers from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force went to a hotel in Florence, South Carolina, to serve warrants on the pair identified as Chauntress Evelyn Like, 21, of Westerville, Ohio, and Donovan McMillan, 25, of Hartsville, South Carolina.
The two were wanted for three armed robberies in Florence, including a CVS in November, a Food Lion in January and an Aldi grocery store in February. Police say the two may have committed as many as 22 armed robberies in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.
Investigators knocked on their hotel room door and announced their presence, that is when they heard two gunshots, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.
Officers tried to speak to the suspects, but got no response.
With the potential of armed and barricaded suspects, SWAT was called to the hotel. The armed officers went into the room where both Like and McMillan were found dead, according to police. No officers fired their weapons during the incident.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division was called in to investigate the incident.