SLED investigates officer involved shooting

GREENVILLE,SC (WSPA)-The South Carolina Law Enforcement agency is continuing its investigation into an incident in Greenville Thursday where a man was firing a weapon at Fountain Inn Police.

That man is now in custody. SLED is conducting interviews as well as gathering forensic evidence and reviewing dash cam and body camera footage of the event.

Businesses in the area of North Main Street were put on lockdown temporarily Thursday  until officers could clear the scene, the shooting taking place at Quail Hill Townhouses in the 1200 block of North Main Street.

SWAT officers and the Greenville County Sheriff’s Deputies also responded to assist the Fountain Inn Police.

The incident was the 5th officer involved shooting in South Carolina in 2017 and the first this year involving the Fountain Inn Police Dept.

In 2016 South Carolina had 41 officer involved shootings.

 

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