Chef slain at Charleston restaurant; suspect shot by police

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A fired dishwasher shot and killed a chef and held a person hostage for about three hours before he was shot by police at a crowded restaurant in a tourist-heavy area of downtown Charleston on Thursday, authorities and one of the restaurant’s owners said.
The hostage was freed unharmed, Mayor John Tecklenburg said. The shooting took place at Virginia’s restaurant on the usually crowded King Street, a row of shops and nice dining that caters to both tourists and residents in South Carolina’s largest and most historic city.

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