SLED investigating officer-involved shooting in Anderson Co.

ANDERSON Co., S.C. (WSPA) – The S.C. Law Enforcement Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Anderson County.

Sheriff Chad McBride said a deputy shot an armed man who was found inside a woman’s home around 7 p.m.  Wednesday. It happened near the intersection of Lakewood Drive and Brown Road.

The victim told deputies that the man flashed a gun at her before trying to get into a van. McBride says a nearby deputy responded and commanded the man to drop a weapon several times.

A witness tells 7News the suspect got out of the van and aggressively approached the officer moments before the shooting.

The man was taken to the hospital.

McBride said he apologized on his way to the hospital and appeared to be under the influence.

His name has not been released as of Thursday morning.

 

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