A man wanted by police for child sex abuse shot himself to death Friday after wounding two federal police officers who tried to arrest him at a South Carolina hotel, investigators said.
A task force of U.S. Marshals was attempting to arrest George Curtis at an extended-stay hotel near Columbia when they came under fire, the agency said in a statement.
Two commissioners were hit and their injuries were not life-threatening, officials said.
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After the shooting, Curtis turned the gun on himself, authorities said.
Curtis was wanted by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia for rape of a child, aggravated child molestation, aggravated sexual assault and two counts of child molestation.
Television footage from the Extended Stay America hotel in Irmo showed dozens of police cars and a broken side door surrounded by duct tape at the crime scene.