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1 shot dead at South Carolina police station

Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 8:59 AM
Last updated 8:04 PM
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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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OpenCurtain 01/14/13 - 11:16 am
sounds initially like

Suicide by Police Officer.

But additional details will be required for any type of factual comment.

Small Update

"Fearing for their safety, both the deputy and the officer fired shots hitting the man at least once, according to both agencies. The man fell to the ground and then got up and continued to advance toward the deputy and officer, according to the release. The officer and deputy continued to fire on the man hitting him at lease one more time, according to the release."

KSL 01/14/13 - 12:17 pm
Sounds like the police might

Sounds like the police might have needed assault weapons to get the job done.

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