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Belton shooting suspect taken into custody

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Robert Coker (Courtesy: Anderson Co. Detention Center) Robert Coker (Courtesy: Anderson Co. Detention Center)
Deputies at the scene where the manhunt ended Sunday. (April6, 2014/FOX Carolina) Deputies at the scene where the manhunt ended Sunday. (April6, 2014/FOX Carolina)
BELTON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Belton Police Chief Tommy Clamp said a shooting suspect was taken into custody by Anderson County deputies after leading them on a manhunt Sunday afternoon.

Clamp said Belton police responded to a shooting at 505 Forest Ln. just after 7 a.m. Sunday where they found one man shot in the leg.

Robert Coker fled the scene in a silver-colored sedan, Clamp said. He said officers later found the car and believed Coker, 26, continued running on foot in the Mayfield Heights area just after 9 a.m.

Bloodhound teams from the Anderson County Sheriff's Office joined Belton officers as they searched the area, which were later called off.

Lt. Sheila Cole with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said SWAT was requested at about 1 p.m. after Belton officers received a report that Coker was hiding out in a mobile home on Mayfield School Road.

A sergeant with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office told FOX Carolina's crew at the scene that deputies learned a woman and two children were also in the home.

Deputies said they were able to get the woman and children out of the home through a window. After the woman and children were led to safety, deputies were able to talk Coker out of the home.

At about 1:45 p.m., Clamp said deputies placed Coker under arrest and transported him to the Anderson County Detention Center.

The SWAT team was still mobilizing as Coker was taken into custody, deputies said.

Deputies said the woman and children were not hurt.

Online jail records show Coker was charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime and receiving stolen goods.

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