A convicted felon wanted for murder in Norwalk was shot and killed Tuesday morning while authorities arrived to arrest him at a South Carolina hotel, according to a press release from the U.S. Marshals Service.
Vamond Arqui “Wooley King” Elmore, 37, is accused of shooting and killing 43-year-old Jimmy Martinez on May 15 in Norwalk. Investigators found him around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Southern Inn hotel in St. George, South Carolina, and said he has “extensive family ties” to the area, the U.S. Marshals said.
Law enforcement officers spotted Elmore leaving a hotel room with a pistol in his hand and ordered him to drop the gun. When he ignored their commands and turned toward them, officers opened fire, according to the U.S. Marshals.
Elmore was taken to the hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds and later died.
"The Dorchester County South Carolina Coroner's Office has confirmed that Vamond Elmore succumbed to injuries sustained in a violent encounter with law enforcement officers in St. George, South Carolina earlier today," said Sgt. Terry Blake of the Norwalk Police Department.
The U.S. Marshals said Elmore had outstanding warrants for murder, criminal possession and use of a firearm, theft of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit and violation of federal supervised release.
Elmore was convicted on federal firearms charges in 2005 and was sentenced to 92 months in prison.