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Lexington County man charged with attempted murder

Deputy shot in Sept. 5 incident

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Divison has announced charges against a Lexington County man in connection with an officer-involved shooting incident.
Mark Louis Cote, 70, has been charged with attempted murder, domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, and malicious injury to personal property valued at more than $2,000.
On Sept. 5, shots were fired between Cote and a deputy from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department who was responding to a domestic violence call.
The deputy was injured and taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Following the exchange of gunfire, Cote retreated into his home with his firearm and a multi-hour standoff with law enforcement ensued. After 10 hours, Cote surrendered and was taken into custody.
No physical injuries were found on Cote but he was taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure. He was later booked at the Lexington County Detention Center.


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