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Deputies charge man in robbery connected to deputy's shooting

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Aundra Hunter Jr. (Source: Greenville County Detention Center) Aundra Hunter Jr. (Source: Greenville County Detention Center)
TAYLORS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A man charged with several crimes, including a robbery that deputies say is connected to an officer's shooting, will remain in the Greenville County Detention Center.

Aundra Hunter Jr.. 27, was denied bond Thursday night. A judge said he considered Hunter a danger to the community, as well as flight risk. 

Greenville County deputies say Hunter is a suspect in an armed robbery that they responded to investigate.

It was during the investigation that deputies say gunfire was exchanged. 

Charles Rosemond Sr. was fatally wounded after he fired at deputies - shooting Deputy Dave Dempsey in the head. 

"Through the course of the investigation, Hunter was identified as a suspect in the robbery of Charles Rosemond Sr. and  a second victim who left the scene before the arrival of our deputies. Our investigation revealed that there are additional suspects involved who are currently at large," according to a statement from the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.

Hunter, 27, has been charged with first-degree burglary, armed robbery, kidnapping, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and discharging a firearm into a dwelling. 

Rosemond's niece asked a judge to deny Hunter bond, saying that his actions resulted in the death of her uncle. 

She said Rosemond's family did not think Hunter should "be on the streets," where he could cause pain to another family. 

Rosemond's family believes the 55-year-old may have mistaken the deputies for robbers. 

Deputy Dempsey spent several days in an intensive care unit. He was released from intensive care on Wednesday, but his recovery is expected to be a long and difficult one. He spoke for the first time since the shooting on Thursday. 

Dempsey has served as an officer for almost 30 years - first with the Greenville Police Department and now with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators ask anyone with information related to the incident to  contact Greenville County Sheriff’s Office at 271-5210 or CRIME STOPPERS at 23-Crime.

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