Deputies of the Cherokee County, South Carolina sheriff’s office discharged their weapons during an officer-involved shooting near Blacksburg, S.C. early Sunday morning.
According to our sources, multiple white deputies responded to an incident at 547 Bear Creek Road – a residence just south of the small town (which is located around forty-five miles southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina). Law enforcement arrived on the scene at 3:34 a.m. EDT. The shooting took place nearly an hour later – at 4:17 a.m. EDT.
What prompted the gunfire is not immediately known.
The subject of the disturbance – a white female – “has sustained injuries” in connection with the incident. Her identity and status were not available as of this writing.
This is the 25th officer-involved shooting in South Carolina this year. Last year, the Palmetto State set a new record with 49 officer involved shootings. At the request of local law enforcement, the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) will lead an investigation into what happened. That’s a matter of protocol in forty-five of the Palmetto State’s forty-six counties (Richland County being the notable exception).[timed-content-server show=’2018-Jan-17 00:00:00′ hide=’2018-Oct-22 00:00:00′]
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