1 shot dead at South Carolina police station

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Authorities say a suspect has been shot and killed following a confrontation with officers in the parking lot of the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center.

The shooting occurred about 3 a.m. Monday.

Police say an officer was walking to his car when a man approached him in a threatening manner with what appeared to be a weapon. Investigators say a sheriff’s deputy in his patrol car stepped out to help the officer. They say the officer and the deputy fired when the man refused to put down what appeared to be a weapon.

The suspect’s name has not been released.

The officer and deputy are on administrative leave while the State Law Enforcement Division investigates.

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