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An Orangeburg man wanted for a local hotel robbery was killed Monday during a robbery at a Columbia motel, police say.

Vincent Carson of 1324 Saint Ann Street was being sought in connection with the July 14 robbery of an elderly couple at an Orangeburg motel.

The Richland County Coroner's Office confirmed the 43-year-old died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Carson was shot as he attempted to rob and rape a clerk at the Days Inn on Plumbers Road, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

The incident began around 6 a.m. when a clerk found Carson inside the business. Carson held a knife on her and began to tie her up.

That's when she pulled a derringer-type pistol from her bra and fired a round at point-blank range, authorities say.

The clerk was not physically injured in the assault attempt. However, she was taken to Palmetto Health Baptist as a precaution.

Richland County authorities say the clerk was the victim of another robbery attempt only weeks ago. After that, she began carrying a .22-caliber pistol.

Orangeburg County officials have been seeking Carson in connection with the robbery of an 82-year-old man and his 74-year-old wife at the Hampton Inn on St. Matthews Road.

The couple said a gunman forced his way into their first-floor room.

Warrants accuse Carson of holding them against their will before taking about $750 in cash, a cell phone and a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. A witness said he saw a man drop off the vehicle, and ride away with a woman.

Jessica Dawn Brown, 22, of 322 Ferncliffe Road, Elgin, has been arrested on charges of armed robbery, first-degree burglary and kidnapping in connection with the Orangeburg robbery. Brown is still being held at the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center.

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Its the same thing I always ask people when they complain about the .22 caliber:

"Would you like to get shot with it?"
 

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deathsythe said:
Its the same thing I always ask people when they complain about the .22 caliber:

"Would you like to get shot with it?"
NOOO!!!! NOT AGAIN!!!..... Although I think getting stitched up by the "Dr." that I think was just back from Viet Nam hurt more...

"Just hold him down! we don't need any anesthesia for this!!!" 4 Orderlies holding down a 9 year old... jeez!
 

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it's an old saying, but true-

'lots of people get shot with a .22 and barely feel it- till they fall over dead...'
 

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I had a good friend I grew up with get shot in the gut with a 22 after an argument with a guy in a club in Boston.  He spent 6 weeks in the hospital after they worked on a bunch of organs, mainly his liver I believe.  He went home and had internal bleeding start again and had to go back and spent another month in the hospital.  I am all set with getting shot with any caliber.
 

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TTSkipper said:
I am all set with getting shot with any caliber.
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The Motel should buy her an upgrade.....she was verry lucky. shot placement under stress.....lucky is all i can say.
 

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I was just in the middle of a firearms argument too... Good timing with this one.
 

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Shot placement and close distance. I wouldn't want to count on a 22lr if my life was on the line. Can it do the job? Yes. Should it be the preferred round for self defense? No.

As far as the "Would you like to get shot by one" argument. That never works for me. Of course not, but I also don't like getting paper cuts. Doesn't mean I would want to fight off an attacker with a rolled up newspaper.

Good for her. This worked out well and the police in SC seem to be on her side with this.
 

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Mad Russian said:
The US military has been using a .22 for decades! It usually gets the job done... :p
So are the Israelis. They've been hunting terrorists with .22 for years. It's all about shot placement.
 
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