Chased by police, SC suspect dies

Monday, May 28, 2012 3:10 PM
Last updated Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:39 AM
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COLUMBIA — Authorities say a man who jumped into a creek while being chased by Richland County deputies has died.

The deputies found 56-year-old James Grooms unconscious in Gills Creek as they chased him with police dogs after a burglary at a convenience store early Wednesday morning.

The officers were able to perform CPR and resuscitate Grooms, but Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says he died Saturday afternoon at the hospital from complications from being under water.

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fatboyhog 05/28/12 - 09:12 pm
Shouldn't this headline read,

Shouldn't this headline read, "Suspect dies while running from the police"? The way this reads, it makes it sound as if the police were somehow responsible for the suspect's death.

corgimom 05/29/12 - 12:01 am
It would be better if it said

It would be better if it said "Chased by police, SC suspect drowns"

itsanotherday1 05/29/12 - 12:13 am
Your two posts combined would

Your two posts combined would be "Suspect drowns while running from police." Either of the three is better than what was headlined.

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