Lexington deputies kill man attacking family member

IRMO, S.C. (AP) — Lexington County officials say two of their officers have shot and killed a man who was attacking a family member in Irmo.

Sheriff’s spokesman Adam Myrick said in a statement that officers were called to a home shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.

Myrick says officers saw the man attacking a family member with a knife and both deputies fired.

The man’s name has not been released.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting. Both deputies have been placed on administrative leave during the investigation.

It’s the third shooting death by police officers in the state in the past week. Horry County police shot and killed a suspect who refused to drop his gun Friday. A Seneca police officer shot and killed a man driving toward him Sunday night.

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