Man wounded after firing gun at SC deputies

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SPARTANBURG, S.C.  — A man who was threatening to kill himself was shot and wounded after firing a gun at Spartanburg County deputies who came to check on his well-being.

Lt. Tony Ivey says the man left a note with a relative Saturday in which he said he was thinking about suicide.

Deputies were called to his Spartanburg home and broke the door down after no one responded to their knocks. Ivey says the man inside began firing a gun at the deputies, who returned fire, hitting him twice.

He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, and information on his condition was not immediately available. None of the deputies were injured.

The man's identity is being withheld until his family has been notified.

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Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 12/25/11 - 02:15 pm
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Sad that people feel the need

Sad that people feel the need to kill their selves.

Grateful non of the deputies were injured.

Cadence
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Cadence 12/25/11 - 03:55 pm
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Christmas is a hard time for

Christmas is a hard time for those who suffer from the disease of depression.

allhans
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allhans 12/25/11 - 08:47 pm
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I hope the guy lives. No

I hope the guy lives. No point at all of placing the burden on a deputy.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 12/26/11 - 12:09 am
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Sounds like an attempt at

Sounds like an attempt at "suicide by cop." I'm glad that no officers were hurt.

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