A MAJOR month-long manhunt for a double murderer ended in the grisly death of the prime suspect after he was found drowned in Missouri.
Sherron David McCombs Jr, 22, was wanted for two shootings in Tampa, Fla. and went on the run in early May.
Police have been hunting McCombs – described as armed and dangerous – for over a month.
The fugitive is said to have been in upstate South Carolina or on the North Carolina border.
He was found drowned in the Current River, Missouri, on June 5.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said McCombs was wanted for two shootings in Tampa Bay on November 21 and January 3.
The runaway faced two counts of first-degree murder and charges related to firearms and evidence tampering.
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay had offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
Local broadcaster KFVS-TV reported McCombs was swimming at a swim camp about four miles north of Doniphan, Missouri, when he panicked and drowned.
An incident report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed the man was pronounced dead by the coroner on Sunday, putting a grim end to the manhunt.
It comes after another man drowned as police reportedly “looked on and did nothing” in Arizona on May 28.
Sean Bickings, 34, was found dead in Tempe Town Lake after asking officers to save him.
Terrifying footage appears to show cops refused to help after he climbed over a face and got into trouble trying to swim.
Officers were called to the scene just after 5 a.m. following reports of a disturbance involving a couple, NBC News reports.
Both denied an argument and were not arrested, but officers processed their names on a database to see if they had warrants outstanding.
Police officers revealed he then swam about 30 to 40 meters before asking for help.
He told officers he was drowning, but one replied: “No, you’re not.”
An officer also said they would not jump into the lake to help, according to a police transcript
Sean continued to ask for help as officers urged him to swim to the pylon.
Hello Ms. Susan yelled, “Babe, babe. He’s drowning, he’s drowning.
“I’m just desperate because he’s drowning right in front of you and you’re not going to help.”
Firefighters recovered his body and he was pronounced dead around 11:30 a.m.
Officials have confirmed that the three responding officers have been placed on routine paid administrative leave.
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